2002 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE STRANGE NOISE WHEN I START THE V

  • Tiny
  • cherith2004@hotmail.com
  • 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette

Noises problem
2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 101000 miles

When I turn the key to start the vehicle, there is a strange noise, sounds like it's coming from the dash. My husband says he can't hear it standing outside of the vehicle. It does start, I just can't describe the noise. I am afraid that it will just not start one day.

Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 11:11 PM

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  • Jack42
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What does it sound like? Maybe we can figure it out

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Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 8:16 AM
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It's like a grinding noise when I turn the ignition. It doesn't happen while driving or when I turn it off. Could it be the starter or the ignition switch?

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Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 10:13 AM
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  • Jack42
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The only thing I can think of that could make a grinding noise would be the starter.

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Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 2:39 PM
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How can I know if it's the starter for sure? Is there a way to test it? I don't want to put out the money for a starter and then find out it's something else.

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Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 3:12 PM
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  • Jack42
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Best way is to raise and support vehicle and be under it when the starter is engaged so you can see if that is where the noise is coming from

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Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 3:23 PM

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