Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Maryland's eastern shore
I've listened to the clip 4-5 times. It almost sounds like the shield between the engine and bell housing is rattling like maybe there are some bolts loose holding the two together, but I still think you'd hear it constant. Have you checked motor mounts, or suspension parts, because that might explain why the noise is at start and stop. Get a buddy to start it and stop it while your under it or vice versa to see if you can pinpoint the noise. Check the starter bolts and bell housing bolts also. As to your ? about the starter, you could have it load tested at Autozone for free, but you'd have to take it off.
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