Post Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:53 pm

strange sound when starting the engine

Tuesday morning my startermotor solenoid crapped out, which made the motor spin regardless of ignition. Disconnecting the battery was the only thing to stop it.

I replaced the solenoid, and now it is fine, except that there is a rattle when going over bumps, that sounds like coins in the ashtray, but louder, and coming from near the firewall.

What in the startermotor is there that could cause this noise? It works fine, throws out nicely, retracts as well I think.
I know there are plastic mechanisms in there, but could it be something loose or broken inside causing it? The sound does not sound like something hitting the flywheel... Also, the mounting bolts are tight.