Like the title implies, it was about -3F this morning when I started up the EP3. I just bought the car 3 days ago. After cranking the car to start it and the engine firing I let off the key, but the starter stayed engaged to the flywheel and grinded for about a second. It sounded awful. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this.
I used to have a 96 civic lx that would do this if it was about -15F. I think it was the same issue. I hate Wisconsin sometimes....
I did find this information also (about halfway down the first page).
Start up grind
Has anybody tried to repair this, and if so did it actually help? I know that this will be hard on the starter if this happens repeatedly, so I would like to get this figured out. I understand the solenoid may just be stiff do to the temperature being so cold and isn't able to disengage from the flywheel. A new solenoid may help, but who knows..
Any info would be greatly appreciated.