STARTER

1993 Nissan Sentra

Tiny

kheimbuch

July, 1, 2008 AT 9:12 AM

Electrical problem
1993 Nissan Sentra 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 110000 miles

Hi, when I try to start the car, a terrible noise, similar to a fork being in a garbage disposal, eminates from the area of where the starter and engine intersect. Previous to this, the starter was making a squeal, which, as I understand it, was caused by the failure of it's pinion gear to retract properly. My question is. Is it likely that the starter, or the flywheel, or both, have failed? I can handle replacing the starter, but I doubt I can do the flywheel.

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3 Answers

Tiny

Docfixit

July, 1, 2008 AT 9:24 AM

Probably just the pinion gear/overrunig clutch. Flywheel? Take off starter inspect flywheel chances are it will be servicable then hang a new starter on a drive.
Happy Motoring

Tiny

kheimbuch

July, 1, 2008 AT 10:34 AM

Thanks.

Tiny

Docfixit

July, 1, 2008 AT 12:04 PM

You are very welcome
Ironicaly since I last responded to your post went to start my truck and click checked it out starter motor bad. So I we will both be replacing starters.

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