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We have tried three different starters on a 1986 cutlas and none of them will reach the flywheel to engage. We took it to a shop and they have put on two with the same problem. What can be the issue? The car repair shop is baffled

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  • Curt Downs May 11, 2010

    Do you still have the original starter, or most likely u turned it in when u purchased the 1st one? A previous owner may have swapped engines or transmissions with a similar (but somewhat different ) model, resulting in your problem. Sorry this isn't more helpful, but it would explain the situation. Curt

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Check to make sure what trans you have. Someone could've changed the trans to something different, or maybe they are giving you a chevy starter when you need a BOP starter.

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