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I keep getting a "grinding" sound when I try to start my 04 SVT when the engine is warm. It sounds like the Bendix is not fully engaged and I am stripping the teeth off of the end of the Bendix or on the flywheel. It never happens when the engine is cold. This has been going on for quite a while, and being lazy, I have just learned to live with it. Sometimes it takes 2-3 attempts for the Bendix and flywheel to properly engage to get the engine to turnover. I guess I should look into it. Any suggestions on what I am looking for?
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Your starter is going .when I bought my 03 last year it did the same exact thing started fine when it was cold but eventually it got worse n worse till it finally quit completely
 

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'This has been going on for quite a while, and being lazy, I have just learned to live with it.'

If you have gone long enough for bad starter teeth (starter change only) then they will tear the flywheel teeth up as well and then trans comes out to fix that.

Good plan.
 
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