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Car will not crank.pulled starter and found that the flexplate turns easily,but crankshaft does not turn with it,

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Should be the flexplate has separated from the crankshaft inside the bell housing. Will require removing the transmission from the engine to examine further.

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SOURCE: Starter or flexplate? 2001 Mustang

absolutely a known issue...cracked flexplate...pull starter and inspect flexplate very carefully for cracks before installing new starter and thinking its a done deal

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SOURCE: 1995 Mitsubishi Mirage breaking flexplates

the dish in the center of the flexplate should protrude tword the engine, also check for excessive torque convertor run out, as that can crack the flexplate

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SOURCE: car cranks but will not cold cranks easily

your battery might not have enough cold cranking amps to get your motor running. consider upgrading to a stronger battery. but first take your current battery to a auto parts store and have a load test done on it.

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SOURCE: 1999 chrysler 300m wont crank, code P0340

Sounds like the timing belt broke. Unfortunately this vehicle was not equiped with no contact valves so if that is the case you will need to have the engine and Head rebuilt. If the crank position sensor can't sense the position of the crank it should shutdown the electrical to keep you from damaging your engine.

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SOURCE: I have a 95 chevy

There is a fuse from the ignition switch. There is also a fusible link. Below is a wiring diagram that you can look at and it has the wire colors as well. This I hope will help you narrow down your power loss to the solenoid. If you need anymore wiring diagrams for your vehicle I have them all and you are free to email me at csautomotivecars@att.net with what you need. No cost, Being nice cause it's Sunday....LOL Anyway, I hope this helps you and good luck. Here's your diagram


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