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On 96 crown vic, when key turned to start position, starter sounds like its engaging but binding up with the flywheel.

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Hello! First lets check electrical connections...You'll need a multimeter...I'll send a voltage drop test procedure if you have experience in that area... If you do not, I'll talk you through it...If readings are correct, I would suspect the starter motor itself...The only other cause would be missing teeth on the flywheel...However, It sounds like it occurs every time you attempt to start which virtually eliminates the flywheel...

Send a comment and I'll have you back on the road as quickly as possible......Guru..........Saailer

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