Grinding Noise When Starting My Car

Asked by Feb 12, 2016 at 09:35 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2010 Toyota Corolla with 75,000 miles.  When I put the key in and turn it on, it makes a loud grinding noise.  I have to turn the key quickly and release so I dont hear the noise and it starts fine.  This just started in the past couple of weeks here in the winter.  Help?

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Need to have the starter checked out. Sounds like the starter drive is not meshing correctly into the ring-gear to turn the engine over.

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