is it normal for a new starter motor to sound funny when there first put in?


Asked by Feb 27, 2011 at 10:30 AM about the Holden Commodore

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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what sort of noise?.. if its brand new motor it shouldnt make any sound that should worry you.. if its second hand and wasnt put in by a mechanic chances are its stuffed or teeth arent lining up properly

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A while ago my missus had a new starter put into her HJ panelvan by the NRMA and it had a real strange noise. A real high pitched whirring noise. It doesn't get driven much so it hasn't had many miles put on it yet, but it's never caused any problems so far. It might have started the car maybe 50 times since.

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A new starter motor should sound normal. any kind of abnormal noise means another problem, i.e. ring gear or bad fittment.

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