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Hi Dear Brothers!
Yesterday i noticed strange sound when start. it was like week belt drive
with poor bearing, some metalic sound. then i've increased rpm it goes with it. i shut engine and try in 3 minutes. she started without problems and took me back home(30 km) where i stopped and try some 3.000-4.000 rpm without any sounds. codes are clear. then i got engine off and try starting again.
NOTHING! No life at all. Like it has no starter.
what do you think it may be? Bad ground? Battery new and show 12.3 on the dash, and when idling 13.4-13.7. .. Bad alternator? It had flickering lights when brake on earlier...
It all began after yesterday's car washing. Only external washing with carcher.
Thank you all for any advice
Vladimir
 

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The problem may be a bad starter solenoid. The grinding sound you first heard could well be caused by the starter drive not disengaging. The lack of any starter activity in the second instance could be the solenoid not energizing. Both of these point to a failing solenoid.
 
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