Grindind or clicking sound when engine is shut off

Tiny
BOHNARCZYK
  • 1996 GMC SIERRA
  • 172,000 MILES

Usually when it's cold, when I shut the engine off there will be an awful grinding or chattering sound coming from the area of the starter or the front of the driveshaft. When I try to restart the truck, it feels like it is bogged down. I will bump the engine over a few times till it starts normally. The sound it makes when I turn the engine off is comparable to say the sound the wheel makes on The wheel of Fortune as it spins. What can be causing this?

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 AT 7:32 AM

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Tiny
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Are you sure the starter isn't staying engaged when you first start the truck?

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 AT 8:37 AM

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