I need your help! Two weeks ago I purchase a 2001 VW GTI VR6 2.8. Everytime I started the car it made this noise, and ONLY when started, then as far as the car is warm it would not make the noise again ( the sund only stays for onesecond when start the engine). I went to the VW dealer and told me that the Starter is causing the noise. I purchased a remanufactured starter and installed it myself. Now the noise is stronger and it happens everytime i start the car even if warm. I went back to the auto parts store and the guy told me that the starter was not the problems but I needed the starter SHIMS, but he told me that they do not carry it for this car. I went to the dealership and asked them to sell me the shims and told me that there are no such shim for this starter! What is going on here?
PLEASE HELP ME.....Thank you!
wow man they been telling you alot of shit havent they?? figures but hell i really have no clue
...and we're so glad you posted to tell us that...:banghead:
And the solution is? Any Clues at least?
im glad to=)
describe the noise? an electrical buzzing or something while the starter is
engaged? a mechanical noise during starting? if you got a new starter at
the parts store, ill assume you gave them the old one for a core
exchange..otherwise, id say take the old starter and hook it up to some
voltage and see if it makes the noise you were complaining about.
short of taking the new starter out and doing this same test, as long as your vehicle isnt acting up, id say just accept it as part of the personality of your new car. if it aint broke, dont fix it! :thumbs:
That noise is probably caused by the starter trying to engage into the
flywheel. Inspect the possibility of some teeth on the flywheel ring gear
that are damaged that eventually won't let the starter engage.
If you replaced the why not replace the flywheel as well.
Because replacing the flywheel requires removing and reinstalling the transaxle or engine and replacing the starter doesn't? Flywheel replacement does not come under the heading of add on job with new starters. :ohcrap:
Ok, hows about you quit with the dodgy adverts?.....Both you and Alexa (same IP's) will be dealt with shortly!
Thanks for all of your posts. I ended up buying an original Starter from VW, works fine now!