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My caddilac wants to start but dont turn over? it makes the starter noise but dont want to turn over

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    Sammie Moore Sr May 11, 2010

    BY TURN OVER .DO YOU MEAN WON'T START? OR DO YOU MEAN THE STARTER IS ENGAGING AND THE ENGINE IS JUST TURNING? IF THE STARTER IS TURNING AND NOT THE ENGINE IT COULD BE THE FLY WHEEL OR THE STARTER ITSELF. IF THE ENGINE IS TURNING IT MAY BE ANYTHING FROM THE FUEL PUMP TO THE TIMING BELT TO A THE SENSER

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Remove the starter and take it to "auto zone" for bench testing
the small gear on the starter is made of a softer material than the flywheel. so the small gear will wear out first, the starter is easier to replace than the flywheel.
if the starter test "good" then something else is the problem

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