It eventually fires but the grinding noise persists during the cranking process. Could this be a timing belt issue?
I have worked on cars for some time but this noise is new to me.
If its the timing belt you'll hear it behind the serpentine belt. If if its coming from the back of the engine-again could be the flywheel or the starter.
Its sounds that when you manually turn the crank it catches the good spot on the flywheel that's why it turn over.
Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 AT 10:23 PM