I have an annoying sound that is gradually getting more prolonged as I start my car. As soon as the engine fires, I get a sound as though something was dragged across the under tray. It is very brief and doesn't sound like a Bendix dragging on the flywheel. The starter itself isn't making any obvious noise, though it may be the source of the sound. I recently changed the oil and didn't notice anything that might be coming on contact with the engine as it starts.
Mine was making a similar noise. It did for years without issue however, i finally replaced the starter and no more noise. The rebuilt Bosch starter cost $220. It was fairly easy to replace.
Sorry for this belated reply. If the noise is from the starter, I think I'll just wait for it to expire. Years ago, when I was living in Northern Virginia, I h