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99 Dodge intrepid 3.2 starter went click click click replaced starter,solenoid gear will not engage flywheel,w here should I look forward the problem?

Had the starter tested solenoid popped out each time,got the hot wire hooked up right and the solenoid wire hooked up correctly

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I have a 99 dodge intrepid 3.2, I replaced the old starter with a new one and now the solenoid drive will not engage the flywheel, help me please


Did you check out the basics? Does the starter motor spin and kick out the drive gear? Did you check the flywheel teeth? Did the old starter motor use shims?

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I got a 1998 nissan maxima se 3.0L wont start ive put new starter, solenoid, relays, and ignition sw.I used to jump solenoid now dont work just starter spins never engaging help


If the starter is working probably and is mounted correctly then you need to look at the flywheel. Sounds like teeth may be missing. The gear on the starter should move forward and turn. The forward motion allows the teeth on the starter gear to connect with the teeth on the flywheel.

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Is a starter solenoid the same as the starter relay?


No. Starter solenoid is attached to the starter itself and activates when key turned to start and is used to engage starter drive at starter into flywheel on engine to cause rotation. A relay sends current from ignition to starter solenoid to engage it as required.

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I have replaced solenoid and starter and still starter makes noise but doesent engage the flywheel why


Sometimes the starter has to be shimmed to engage the ring gear of the flywheel

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Starter whines


You could have a bad spot on the flywheel. The flywheel is a plate with a ring of teeth the gear on the starter engages. If you turn the crankshaft a few inches and the starter works, I would check the flywheel.
Otherwise, it could be a mounting problem with the starter, or something keeping the bendix gear from engaging.

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New starter installed spins but wont engage ingine


The starter sprocket wheel is thrusted into engaging the flywheel by a big solenoid. That solenoid is integral part of the starter motor. If the starter turn itself but it doesn't turns the engine then either it was incorrectly installed or the thrust solenoid is defective.
Simple test: take out the starter, attach it to a bench, connect to it thew power cables from a battery (the minus one to the body, the plus one to the big connector bolt) then short the big connector bolt to the small one with a screwdriver - the solenoid should activate, the sprocket should be thrusted forward and the motor should start spinning it.
If that doesn't happen then the starter you just bought is defective, replace it. If that happens the starter was incorrectly installed on the engine. Reinstall it correctly.

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Tried to start my 2003 escalade this morning and it would only click. I replaced my battery and still nothing. after a couple of min. i tried agin and it started, this eve it is doing the same thing. just...


Yes - your problem is in your starter - specifically the armature and / or brushes. The starter is located on the passenger side of the vehicle, mounted to the front of the transmission and back of the motor. The starter's armature kicks out and connects with the Ring gear ( automatic trans) or flywheel ( manual trans) and turns the flywheel ? gear to engage the engine. The clicking indicates the solenoid is completing the circuit but the armature is not engaging the gear.The positive battery cable goes directly to the solenoid which is mounted to the starter and the positive cable MUST be removed prior to removing the starter. The armature and related brushes can be replaced instead of buying a new or rebuilt starter / solenoid assembly but should be done by a qualified professional as it can be done wrong and cause serious damage to the ring gear or flywheel.
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I have a 1997 dodge stratus with a 2.4 liter engine...the check engine light has been on for a while and about a month ago...it wouldn't start...its time to get it back on the road...when i turn the...


the clicking noise is from the starter solenoid.It is not receiving enough power to move the starter drive gear to the flywheel. If the battery was charged fully the solenoid will engage the drive gear to the flywheel to start

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99 intrepid hard to start and or cutts out, what is my solution


n most 90's and up Dodge/Chrysler vehicles, you can try to pull codes from the car's computer as long as you still have a charged battery. Put your key in the ignition, and turn it forward, but not far enough to engage the starter. Turn the key back to the Off position, then forward, back and forward again. In early 90s vehicles, the Check Engine light is going to flash a number of times. Often, code 55 means it is completed.
In mid and late 90s vehicles, you will often get a 4 digit code that may help you diagnose problems starting, mostly checking the eletrical, ignition and sensor systems.

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Starter runs but won't engage flywheel


Hello, I would make sure that your car is not one of those half year cars becuase two differn't starters may be offered for the same year of car. Also, I would check and see if your battery has enough CCA's to power your system. The only other thing is to turn your crankshaft with a breaker bar to turn your flywheel to possibly get a fresh area of teeth on it. If none of this fails it's as simple as just replacing the flywheel. If you did a bench test on the starter and the bendix engaged that is good. Buying parts from an Auto parts store does not gurantee the part is good and that the bendix engages the full distance to turn the flywheel. I would try to find a mechanic who rebuilds starters to make sure that the bendix is engaging fully. I hope this helps you!

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