Gruntin / Grinding on starting

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Dave G via, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. Hi Guys, I have a 03 406 110 HDI which makes a grunting or grinding noise for
    1 second immediatly after startng. The noise appears to come from the
    nearside of the engine and is intermittent but usually does it when starting
    from cold. The car runs perfectly otherwise. any help would be appreciated.

    Dave G
    Dave G via, Dec 21, 2006
  2. Dave G via

    Chris Guest

    pully or clutch bearing?
    Chris, Dec 21, 2006
  3. Dave G via

    Nigel Guest

    I would think it's the starter motor. I don't think it is detrimental,
    just noisy. Up to you whether you want to lash out for a new one!
    Nigel, Dec 21, 2006
  4. Many thanks for the comments, I suspect you could be correct as the noise
    starts as soon as the ignition key is released which is when the bendix
    should be retracting. A new company car forces the sale of the car so I will
    have to get it replaced as the noise would be a turn off for a buyer. My
    local Pug stealership have quoted £475 for a replacement. Might have a go
    myself when it warms up a bit. Thanks for your help.

    Dave G
    Dave G via, Dec 22, 2006
  5. Dave G via

    Nigel Guest

    That's a bit excessive! Do it yourself, it's quite easy. You will need
    a 8mm Allen Key socket, a 13mm spanner and a 8mm spanner. Remember to
    disconnect the battery!!
    Nigel, Dec 24, 2006
  6. That doesn't sound too difficult ... many thanks.
    Dave G via, Dec 24, 2006
  7. Dave G via

    Chris Guest

    very easy to do it will only take 20 mins at most.if you got the proper
    Chris, Dec 24, 2006
  8. Dave G via

    Brian Guest

    Chances are that the shaft or solenoid just need cleaning.
    Brian, Dec 25, 2006
  9. Hi, Thanks for that, do you where the solonoid is located on a 110bhp HDI ? .
    TIA .. DaveG
    Dave G via, Dec 26, 2006
  10. Dave G via

    Nigel Guest

    It's attached to the top of the starter motor!! Generally not
    available seperately.
    Nigel, Dec 27, 2006
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