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New Starter Winding Sound


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I put in a re-manufactured starter on my 95' TA with the LT1.



The car starts fine and runs fine, but when she's cranking it sounds like a weird whining sound, similar to a screeching fan belt. But the car starts smooth and runs smooth.



I thought maybe it wasn't lined up with the flywheel but I talked to a mechanic buddy of mine and he said that it'll go away after the starter is used enough. Says its the sound all new starters make? Any input or advice?



Thanks!

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All of the starters I have changed all sound like the old ones before they broke. If you can get a clip of the start I might be able to tell more.


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Agreed. I never had a new starter, out of the box, remaned or new, make a strange noise like what you are describing.


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Shouldn't be making ANY weird noise. Did you have to use shims? Did you install a MOPAR starter? LOL

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Did you install a MOPAR starter? LOL

:lol: Number one thing I remember my Dad saying about Chrysler products, "It's not that I don't like their car as a whole, I just hate that ungodly noise their starters make. Makes the whole car sound like it's about to die."

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Damn that's profound. He must have been a helluva philosopher.


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