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Mine is a stai got a used starter and had it tested before i had it installed in my 1997 sunfire and its working great when it was on the tester then i installed the starter in the car i tryed it and all it does is click really hard im just woundering if it could be the flywheel gone and when i try to roll the car to start it it just stops dead

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  • john milligan Apr 07, 2011

    I believe that the sunfires' usually need shims for the starter. you may want to ask at the parts store.

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I'm guessing this vehicle has a manual transmission if you are trying to push start it. Only reason for it to stop dead is if the engine won't turn. See if you can turn engine by hand at front of engine with a socket & ratchet. Also try removing serpentine belt- may have seized alternator, ac compressor ect. stopping engine from turning. do not believe the flywheel could be cause of problem.

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