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'99 1.8t manual variant-
I turn the key to start the car, it engages and starts however I routinely hear it continue to "catch" and grind for a few seconds even after the key is released.

My thought is the solenoid. Any other ideas?

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here is a writeup for the a4 starter r&r... i am having an issue with my golf starter (manual) and it appears that the starter collects a bunch of clutch dust and eventually requires cleaning. sharkey would know much better if this applies to b5 manual trannies than a mere mortal b5er like me though :).

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?p=844411
 

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:thumbup: - Thanks for the info. The starter motor & solenoid are covered under warranty, I think I'll go that route and get it fixed before it gets worse.
 
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