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09 Cobalt LT 4dr Start up troubles

Hi, new to the forum. I have a 2009 Cobalt LT 4dr with 162,xxx miles and wanted to know if anyone could give me advice on what could be the possible cause of my car making a screeching noise when I try to start the car. Sounds to me quite like a a failing or failed starter. However, I asked my daughter & son-in-law (I sent them video clips trying to capture the sound) as they have done engine repairs, and in one of the video clips it did start up. They told me that it could be that it has jumped time and that I should stop trying to get it to start. Also the fact that it did start in one clip that it is not the starter.
Any input would be appreciated. :smile2:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/ikg8zq0snddnihd/screeching_no_start.mp4?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ri7oqa98t048ul/started.mp4?dl=0
 

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Hard to tell, but sounds like your starter is not engaging every time you try to start it. You could verify by having someone watch the belt and such to see if it doesn't move when you hear the whine.
 
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