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Starter making awful noise--Update--
Well, what a friggin fiasco this has turned out to be. I'm selling my CJ, but the throwout bearing was bad. So I replaced it. It sat for a week or so, and the battery died..interior lights left on. I thought it was the starter, so I replaced that, then relaized it was the battery and replaced that.
I left the new starter on there and that is where the real problem begins. It fired right up with the new battery, but it sounded like the started wasn't disengaging right away.
Later that day when the guy came to look at it..it started once, but was making horrible noises..after that it wouldn't start again..it just make really bad grinding noises..I took the starter back to Auto Zone, and they had already gotten rid of my core, so I swapped out for a new one..same friggin thing is happening..
Is it the flywheel?? I hope to God not.. Anyone have any ideas?