starter failing?

Ti Kan ti at
Mon Aug 19 00:39:55 EDT 2002

James Russell writes:
> The problem is relative only the engine. With the car in neutral,
> changing the engine rpm's changes the pitch of the noise. I just had the
> power steering pump replaced a month or so ago. The alternator was
> replaced about a year ago. It could either of those. I am just wondering
> if the starter isn't disengaging from the flywheel? The noise persists
> regardless of whether or not the clutch is depressed.

OK, then I would check your PS pump and alternator belt tensions.
It the starter doesn't disengage from your flywheel you'd have
much worse than just a whirring noise.

2003 A4 1.8T multitronic (soon)
2001 S4 2.7T
1984 5000S turbo
1980 4000 2.0
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