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When I try to start my car I hear a grinding/scraping sound come from what seems like under the engine but there's nothing dragging. I took it to a garage and they said they weren't sure but I could try getting my transmission flushed. Is that what's wrong or are they just trying to get money out of me ?
 

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Auto or manual? Sounds to me like maybe your starter is dirty.
 

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Sounds like the starter bendix is hanging up and not moving on the starter shaft as it should. It a known issue on a beetle. Pull the starter and I m willing to bet the shaft is dirty.
 

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When the car starts the scraping starts and it doesn't stop until the car is shut off. I usually have to let the car sit for awhile and then try to start it back up for the scraping to not start.
 

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Hmm then its not the starter. How many miles on the car?
 

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I got it fixed

It turns out the ignition was an aftermarket part and that the screw holding the ignition switch in was wayyyyy too tight causing the grinding sound. Thanks for all your advice guys :)
 
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