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My punto sometimes when I try to start it the starter grinds it has had a new fly wheel,battery and starter motor but the problem still there earths been checked the damage on the old fly wheel confined to a 2-3 inch section any ideas has also had new clutch and gearbox

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MAKE SURE YOU GOT THE RIGHT BENDIX DRIVE AND CHECK DWELL PINS ON STARTER

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Starter Bendix solenoid. Change entire starter. If planing to keep car long time buy a lifetime warranty one.

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It could be the flywheel, but try putting different size shims in between the starter and engine.The starter might be a little to tight against the flywheel. You should be able to get the starter shims at any auto parts store, or ask where you can get some.

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SOURCE: 1987 jeep yj 6 cyl manual trans. New fly wheel,

check to make sure the starter is seated correctly to the bell housing also check for a cracked! nose cone on the starter as well and make sure the front nose casting bushing isn;t worn out and make sure they sold you the correct tooth count flywheel

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theirs another bolt coming into the starter from the other side

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SOURCE: starter will not engage with fly weel all the time

when replacing a starter motor, some have shims or spacers to make correct distance when installed. if these wre left out on instalation this will cause the problem. another problem can be incorrect number of teeth on starter motor which will cause grinding sound and prevent correct meshing of teeth on flywheel
it is also common to get a bad new starter
check solenoid

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