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Experience:  17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
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starter motor in kia rio 2004 fitted, but on starting now the

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starter motor in kia rio 2004 fitted, but on starting now the starting motor makes a grinding noise
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 3 years ago.


Hello, welcome. My name is Mike, I will do my very best to
assist you with your question.

Was the starter purchased new,and did the starter that you just replaced lock up?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Purchase was brand new and the old one didn't lock up
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 3 years ago.
The only way the starter motor is going to make a grinding noise is the starter that was purchased is defective or the fly wheel teeth that the starter motor mates to is damaged.

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