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Starter will not line up with flywheel

The starter was replaced and worked fine. Then vehicle had trouble starting. I removed the starter to get it tested and now it will not line up with the fly wheel. What should i do? Is their a way to line the starter with the flywheel?

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Hello, I would make sure that your car is not one of those half year cars becuase two differn't starters may be offered for the same year of car. Also, I would check and see if your battery has enough CCA's to power your system. The only other thing is to turn your crankshaft with a breaker bar to turn your flywheel to possibly get a fresh area of teeth on it. If none of this fails it's as simple as just replacing the flywheel. If you did a bench test on the starter and the bendix engaged that is good. Buying parts from an Auto parts store does not gurantee the part is good and that the bendix engages the full distance to turn the flywheel. I would try to find a mechanic who rebuilds starters to make sure that the bendix is engaging fully. I hope this helps you!

Posted on May 20, 2009

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for the starter and flywheel 1400 sounds right they would have to take the tranny out to get to the fly wheel but why do they need to replace the fly wheel did your old starter do a lot of grinding its not to often you have to replace a flywheel unless the starter wrecked it somehow again not to often starters are ment to break before it wrecks the flywheel the flywheel made of harder metel i would get a second opinion on replacing the flywheel

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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You need to make sure the starter is not staying engaged,if the starter is still turning,while the engine is running can damage the flywheel teeth.Look for a starter solenoid to be the problem,on the fender well.If the starter is not staying engaged,then the flywheel teeth are damaged on the flywheel.

Posted on Jan 16, 2010

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