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Turn the key and the car won't start. Thought it could be celinoid. BUT when I put in neutral and push the car back a foot or so, it connects and starts. Could it be a couple of teeth are broken on the flywheel? Thanks

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Broken flywheel teeth will give you an unmistakable noise when starting. Either the starter drive is getting stuck or putting it in neutral is allowing you to start it because the neutral safety switch is either out of adjustment or bad. (I'd bet on the switch)

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