Originally posted by iwannabmw
Check outwww.motorvate.ca . Look under common problems and then starter noise fix. It describes how to make that sound go away. Nissan starters are notorious for this.
Is it damaging to continue to leave the starter the way it is?
I can live with the noise until the weather warms up (NEXT YEAR) and I have some time to do it, BUT I will definitely make it a priority if it will damage the starter. GImme your opinion, though I'm guessing it'll be somewhat along the lines of "CHANGE IT NOW, YOU IDIOT".