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I have a 97 Cavalier 2.2L, and i just replace the clutch on the car. Thinking that i will be saving, I let this guy friend of mine put the clutch in for me. I was told that to get to the clutch you have to drop the transmission. well to make it short the guy did put the clutch in. However , the car turns but does not crank over and it makes a loud grinding noise only. I want to know if anyone can tell me what could possibly be the reason why? So i dont waste any more money for parts that is not the reason. Thank you

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  • Richard Scordino May 19, 2011

    Could be that the starter is in wrong or he put the flywheel in backwards. Turning and cranking over are the same thing. So likely you're saying it turns but does not start. Probably in the long run, you are better off having a reputable shop look at it. No telling what they will find.

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Could be the starter isn't seated properly, some vehicles have a sheet metal shim spacer between the starter and engine block to align the teeth on the starter and flywheel. Make sure if it had one he put it back in. The starter could be going bad also.

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