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96 pontiac grand am 2.4 starter doesnt stay engaged

Kicks out and disengages replaced solenoid. had sterter tested

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    same thing, kicks out after 1 second...replaced starter and flywheel is fine...

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Check that the flywheel is not missing any teeth. Also check the geartip at the starter where it kicks into the flywheel for wear at the tip.

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