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Starter grind

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Old 05-21-2018, 06:41 PM
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Starter grind

All, (2018 Honda Fit 6MT)

I stalled on a hill today and when I tried to start it up all I got was a grinding noise. Not sure why that would happen, maybe the teeth weren't lined up or something like that... is this common, are the starters problematic?
 
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:58 PM
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Ok, just found the starter... the placement is insane, never seen a starter in the front. Probably not an ideal location, but should be easy to change if it is a persistent issue.
 
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:19 PM
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GK5 starter failure before and after the warranty expires is being reported here. Seems more prevalent on the pushbutton start models than the key start models.

If it repeats - or even just to be safe if it doesn't - might want to take it to a dealer and have it documented as an issue. This might help in case the starter gives out after the warranty expires and Honda balks on helping with the costs.
 
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:32 PM
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Absolutely, documentation is key. Great point.
 
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