In recent days, the car (2000 subaru forester) has developed a fairly loud grinding noise that persists for a split second after starting the engine. I've mostly noticed it during cold starts but it might also happen after a warm start; I'm not too sure. The closest comparison I can make is if you've ever accidentally turned the key to the "start" position when the engine is already running; like the starter gear not properly meshing with the flywheel. It doesn't happen every time; Wondering if anyone's experienced this before, and if there are any thoughts on causes.
Could be the starter, the relay or wiring. Have it checked out before damage is incurred.
Sounds like starter solenoid sticking.
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