Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Flywheel / Starter noise ??
Annoying spinning grinding sound...
Only on start... and lasts for about 3-4 seconds - I believe its the flywheel contacting badly with the starter... once it jammed into the starter and because its auto it was a PAIN in the BUTT... I had to get a tow off the farm to get the starter off and free it from the flywheel... its also exactly below my sheared dipstick pipe which means I got COVERED in oil head to toe. Nice.
When I removed the starter I bothered to inspect the flywheel and noticed quite a few teeth were 1/2 chipped off... on the outside edge - contacting with starter edge.
It hasn't been making that noise for a long time - but recently just started making it again.
1984 RHD CJ7
1979 LHD CJ5