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Old 10-23-2009, 08:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I wish I had a backyard to do simple maintenance myself... So I take my 2003 V6 to change oil. I guess the guy spilled some since there was smoke form the engine area for a second or two after engine got hot. But thats not the problem. The next day I start the car cold and there is a click sound and then a loud grinding sound coming from engine for couple of seconds. After a few seconds there's that click again and then grinding. This happened for about a minute. It seems I am not the first to have this after oil change. But what is causing this, just doesn't sound right! Any ideas folks?
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I wish I had a backyard to do simple maintenance myself... So I take my 2003 V6 to change oil. I guess the guy spilled some since there was smoke form the engine area for a second or two after engine got hot. But thats not the problem. The next day I start the car cold and there is a click sound and then a loud grinding sound coming from engine for couple of seconds. After a few seconds there's that click again and then grinding. This happened for about a minute. It seems I am not the first to have this after oil change. But what is causing this, just doesn't sound right! Any ideas folks?[/b]
Do you have a automatic or manual trans?

It could be the starter
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It could be the starter[/b]
I have an ATX, its just strange that it happened right after oil change, never heard anything like that before.
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Hey dj, thanks for your reply. Being that I have an ATX, I am not sure if it's the starter since I hear starter problems only for MTX on this site. Has anybody heard of ATX engine making grinding noise?
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Hey dj, thanks for your reply. Being that I have an ATX, I am not sure if it's the starter since I hear starter problems only for MTX on this site. Has anybody heard of ATX engine making grinding noise?[/b]

It is possible.....

It sounds like the starter is trying to engage while the engine is running
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