My car has had an intermittent starting problem with moisture since the beginning of this year. When it rains, it's either very difficult to start or it won't start at all. I was planning on figuring this issue out over the winter (This isn't the current issue I'm trying to resolve).
One morning, it rained fairly bad. I tried to start it and it would not start. After I let off the key, the car would continue to run. The mistake I made, was that one of those times, I tried to immediately start it again while it was continuing to run. The starter sounded worn out after that.
At the time I thought I had messed up the starter, I was okay with this since I was going to rebuild it come winter time anyway. I was leaving the gym one day and came to an intersection, turned the wheel and began to make a turn. I heard a very loud clunk and the car started a roaring type sound that got worse the higher the RPMs got.
Does this sound like a starter or flexplate issue? The sound is present when starting and driving. I can get a video, it's pretty horrifying sounding. Car doesn't seem to have any present issues starting under normal conditions. (Except the sound)
EDIT: Car is an automatic, updated flywheel to flexplate
UPDATE: I went to go make a video today, however the roaring sound did not occur! The starter made the sound you'd expect to hear from a dying starter, but then a second later, it started, with no roaring sound at all! I'm dropping the starter tomorrow and taking it into a speciality shop for it to be tested!