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If you have tested the starter, and it is installed correctly, and it spins, my guess would be missing teeth on the flywheel.
A Ford starter needs 11 volts to engage so you could check to make sure you have that at the starter cable post.
You could also turn the crank a few degrees to see if the flywheel is warped or damaged.
Posted on Jan 21, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: starter not catching flywheel
the starter is either not engaging or the bendix is shot. Bendix is the gear assembly that slides on the starter shaft. it should spin free in one direction and turn the starter in the other. and slide freely on the splines (in/out)
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
The click you hear is the starter relay. Check for continuity thru relay with battery negative cable disconnected and switch in start position. If no continuity, it probably has burned contacts. Sometimes these can be taken apart and contacts filed/sanded cleaned.
Posted on May 02, 2009
SOURCE: 2000 audi a4 starter gremlin
your barking up the wrong gum tree witht the starter motor ,you have an electrical supply problem on the battery terminal area with more than one wire connected or a dodgy earth cable from the engine to the chassis .i would be inclined to check and fit another earth cable from a good connection on the engine -(bell housing) and run it back to battery terminal to eliminate all posibilitys .before anything else ,make you own if you have to but only use copper cable .this is my last question for tonight ,have to go pick er indoors up from work now
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
If you are satisfied with the Starter and the Battery. Check the connection to the Starter Solenoid Relay and Maxi Fuse. If all is still OK. Make a new Frame/Body ground to Engine casing Ground connection, if possible reusing the same, but cleaned, connection points .
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
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