Why does the replacement starter grind briefly after the engine starts?

Tiny
PAUL ROWE
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  • 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 111,000 MILES
The original starter made no grind sound. Got new starter. New starter grinds for a second after car starts.
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Saturday, July 23rd, 2022 AT 1:40 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

It sounds like the new starter is staying engaged longer than it is supposed to. Likely due to internal fault.
So, this will need to be replaced to prevent damage to other components like the flex plate.

Was this installed at a shop, or did you install the starter?
Either way it should be covered under parts warranty.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-starter-motor

Let me know of any questions.
Thank you.
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Saturday, July 23rd, 2022 AT 8:35 PM
Tiny
PAUL ROWE
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Yes, it was installed at a franchise place, I came back and told them the problem, they said it was the old starter's fault and did nothing, but I don't believe it. May travel to a different area shop same name, as I believe that the warranty is good for any shop of theirs. And try to deal with a different set of people. Could it just be the solenoid?
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Sunday, July 24th, 2022 AT 6:56 AM
Tiny
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It could be the Bendix that is sticking just enough to create the grinding noise. On these starters the solenoid and the starter comes as a one unit.
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Sunday, July 24th, 2022 AT 12:33 PM

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