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my 01 sf forester 5 speed.
191,750 miles.
bought roughly 4,000 miles ago from a dealership in PA.

yesterday my car developed a clunking noise when i start her. doesn't affect driving what so ever. its kinda loud. only clunks when i start her up. any info is greatly appreciated. thanks , tony.
 

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is it a quick clunk or is it a spaced out clunk? if it is clunking fast then starter, if its spaced out like once per engine revolution its the flywheel missing teeth
True that.
If the starter drive gear is going bad you can tell when you get it off.
It should have a one way clutch in the gear.
 
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