Reader Question: Dear Sir,
Last week, my car 1994 Nissan Altima GXE stopped completely, due to starter problem.
I took my car to one of the auto mechanic he put a new starter. I got my car from the auto mechanic yesterday. Yesterday, when I started the car, I heard a stranger noise like scratching on something. I felt very strange. There is no problem in driving. It is very smooth, but the noise is bothering me.
I feel that the starter is not installed properly.
Please advise me.
If you hear this noise like a metal-to-metal type of noise ONLY when you start the engine, I would assume there is a problem with the starter motor or the installation of the motor.
Yes, you should take it back immediately and have the mechanic recheck the repair. Continuing to make this noise will only cause damage to the starter, which will probably void your warranty.