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1995 Dodge Ram 1500 starter

I have recently installed a brand new starter (which had been thoroughly tested before installation) into my '95 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 5.2L. I can hear the solenoid making noise and whining, but it doesn't seem to be engaging the flywheel. I have also replaced the connections to the battery for good measure. The battery is strong, and the alternator is good. What am I doing wrong? [Mark in Seattle, WA]

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You said it's a new start that was tested thoroughly, but just wanted to point out that if the drive mechanism is damaged or hung up, the motor may spin but not crank the engine. The drive gear should move out when the starter starts to spin, if it's locked up or turns freely either way, the drive is bad and needs to be replaced.

The other possibility is that the flywheel has some broken or damaged teeth that are preventing the starter from engaging. It may sound far fetched but there are really only a couple of reasons why the flywheel wouldn't be spinning, as a starter has a LOT of torque and shouldn't have any problem at all moving the flywheel.

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I'm having the same problem w my 94 ram 1500 just replacecd starter and mater making same whinnin from seloinoid ....any help will b nice thanks lewis

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