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Hey everyone..I have a 2004 Sorento 3.5 2wd. Grinding noise at starting..teeth on flywheel and starter mangled. Replaced both starter and flywheel and still makes the noise. Need help...tired of dropping the transmission.
 

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I have an 03 Kia Sorrento. The starter was making a grinding noise so I tried two more starters still did the same thing. I also tried shimming it . I noticed the flex plate was kind of chewed up and worn. So I just replace the flex plate followed by a 3rd starter. It’s still continuing to do the same thing I also tried shimming again that didn’t help. I am at a complete loss any help would be appreciated.
 

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I will respond to Mitchhorner. The OP has not responded in a year and a half. I was reminded in another thread about the same time frame and that the OP probably was not going to answer. Mitchhorner, your issue sounds like the one I had with a Ford Taurus. Every time I would turn L or R it made a sound like metal clanking. I finally narrowed it down to a starter bendix that would not hold the starter gear in tight. Each turn it would fly out and hit the starter ring on the flywheel. Just a thought.
 

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The OP has not responded in a year and a half.
Also, if you hover over the user name you'll when last the person visited the site, and get an idea if you're likely to get a response from them.

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Same topic threads merged.
 

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Also, if you hover over the user name you'll when last the person visited the site, and get an idea if you're likely to get a response from them.

Really? I only see the date they joined. Maybe you have superior powers compared to us mortals :eek:
 

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gee6, I had noticed that Mitchhorner had started a different thread and responded to another about the same thing. I asked Ron to merge them so the responses would all be together.
 

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gee6, I had noticed that Mitchhorner had started a different thread and responded to another about the same thing. I asked Ron to merge them so the responses would all be together.
I quoted ron1004 about seeing the last login date, but it didn't make it into the post. Not about merging, sorry. Edited now.
 
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