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FORD truck 1985, with a 460 Engine and a 4-speed F600 transmission. The mechanic changed the fly wheel, clutch and presure plate. The starter is not engaing, it doesn't go all the way in.

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Look at the location of the ring gear on the old flywheel and the new flywheel. Soemtimes the gear to installed too far on to the flywheel.

Check that the starter is fully seated, I presume the same starter was used.....If not, compare new and old starter, side by side.

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