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Replace starter when i turn ignition it tries to kick but then spins freely is that the starter or flywheel

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The starter solenoid could be weak and failing to engage the ring gear.

Posted on Apr 29, 2013

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I can tell u that the starter was put togeather wrong, most likely the wrong started drive was used.

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Remove the starter and try and turn the fly wheel. It make be cracked. It takes a lot of preasure to turn it, but *** should turn.

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Your battery voltage while cranking should not drop much past 10 volts....sounds like your battery may have gone flat. Have it charged fully and retest...if it's the same the battery is done for. You could also have someone boost you and see if you are cranking normally, or find another battery to make sure she cranks ok.
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Some old gm cars use to have to have the staters shimmed because the starter drive woundnt dis enagage

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