So my son tries to start his '03 Subaru yesterday, and it makes a grinding noise when he turns the key... not good. Second try, starts right up.
When he got home, I tried it... same thing. Grinds first time, engaged and started the second.
This morning - started, no grinding.
Anyone mechanically inclined (cough - Richard320 - cough) know how I can differentiate between a starter problem vs ground teeth on a flywheel? What would cause the flywheel teeth to wear if that is the problem?
I plan on taking it to the mechanic, but want to have an idea of what to be looking for... Thanks for any advice!