Originally Posted by Mcleary316
So when I start my car after it has been sitting for a few days or more the starting motor stays engaged a few seconds to long and makes a whining noise before disengaging itself. Is the starter dying or do I just need to lube something up?
Could be caused by any of the following:
Solenoid plunger return spring broken or weak
Defective drive gear clutch
Defective drive gear engagement lever
Build up of dirt or rust on drive gear Shaft
If you're feeling adventures, you could drop the starter, take a look for any signs of abnormal wear and bench test the solenoids operation.