Metal to metal sound when cranking

Discussion in 'Street/strip 400/430/455' started by CLSMOOTH, Dec 3, 2018.


    CLSMOOTH Member

    i tried to jump my car off and the car was turning over trying to crank but then I heard this loud noise metal to metal sound. The sound you hear when the car is already running then you try to crank it while it’s running.

    I put a new battery in the car and I still have the same outcome. It’s make a loud sound when trying to crank the car. I have no idea on where to start. Any suggestions?? Thanks!
  2. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Starter, look the flexplate over real close
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    CLSMOOTH Member

    Ok thanks Hugger! Where is the starter located?
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2018
  4. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    passenger side under exhaust manifold, check for loose starter/flex plate or flywheel bolts, as well as proper spacing of the starter to the late/wheel. might just need a simple shim

    CLSMOOTH Member

    Ok thank you so much for your help.
  6. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    If it was OK prior to trying to jump start it probably broke the nose cone.
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  7. dan zepnick

    dan zepnick Well-Known Member

    That's my thoughts too.
  8. Bluzilla

    Bluzilla a.k.a. "THE DOCTOR"

    Also solenoid could have become weak, .... or defective bendix drive.


    CLSMOOTH Member

    Thank you all for your thoughts. Soon as a get it repaired I will give some feedback on what I found. Thanks

    CLSMOOTH Member

    Hey fellas! You all were correct thank u so much. It was the starter and the nose cone was cracked. I replaced the starter and it fired right up Thanks again!0
  11. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    The nose cone gets cracked from starter kick back. #1 cause of that is too much initial timing.
  12. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    OR, kickback from a bad battery also.
  13. mrolds69

    mrolds69 Still restoring!!!

    You know that little bracket that everybody says is too hard to put on...

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