Grinding noise, will not start?

Tiny
GHC2902
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  • 2006 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 189,000 MILES
Just about a month ago, my car was making this same grinding noise when you turn the key to start it. I put in a new alternator, starter, and finally when I placed a new battery, the sound went away, and it would start. A month later, it’s doing the same thing and will not start. I don’t know if this is specific enough, I don’t know much about cars. Just looking for some advice on what else could be causing this.
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Saturday, September 10th, 2022 AT 4:07 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

If you hear a loud metallic grinding sound when engaging the starter, it is likely related to either the starter Bendix or the teeth on the flywheel.

Is it possible for you to record the sound and upload it for me to hear? Also, when you hear this, does the engine still start, or do you have to try over again until the noise is gone and then it starts?

Let me know.

Joe
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Saturday, September 10th, 2022 AT 8:38 PM

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