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Old 01-12-2019, 03:57 PM
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Recently replaced the starter with a reman unit. Worked fine a few times (2) but now only a grinding noise and no engine turn. Is it possible the flywheel teeth are stripped? I know the starter is in tight.
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It more likely that the last thing you touched is the probelm.
Disconnect the battery
Remove the bell housing with the starter and inspect the flywheel teeth,
turn the engine via the crankshaft
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Is it possible the starter isn't properly aligned to the flywheel and the starter pinion gear is either not making it to engage with the flywheel teeth or not able to retract and binding?
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I'll check the alignment in case on bolt wasn't all the way in. Hard to image though. Also, the early years didn't have a bracket, the starter bolts directly to the bell housing.
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