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Starter wont engage - FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic Harley Davidson Motorcycles

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Low battery, bad starter or starter gears, starter clutch.

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Everything works on the car but the starter wont engage and i just bought a new starter and battery


Take the starter back out but leave it connected. If it doesn't use a ground wire, make up a heavy wire and use that for ground.
When you hit the key, watch to see if the starter gear moves forward to engage an doesn't just spin. (it engages the flywheel when in place.) The engine isn't supposed to fire if it's not turning.

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Starter motor wont engage ?


Check by getting a screwdriver and bridging the terminals on starter if it doesn't turn try couole o wacks I know sounds funny but does actualy engage the pin

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Starter on 83 fxrt spins but wont engage


Check all your connections to starter and battery. If all connections are tight and the starter doesn't engage, it's time for a new starter.

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Starter motor whines but wont engage with engine on my rover P2


You will need a new starter rebuilt ect. to replace the one you currently have that is defective. you sound like you are spinning the starter motor but the starter bendix is no longer engaging the flexplate/flywheel on the engine.

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I just replaced a 1979 shovelhead starter (and new housing gasket and oil deflector plate) and the starter just free spins, Help!!


What ever it is it sounds like the starter Bendix isn't engaging. Need to know if it is engaged by a solenoid or centrifugally engaged.
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2003 dyna starter turns but wont engage, new battery fitted


Hi Anonymous, lift up rubber boot on positive cable to starter, unplug starter relay wire usually green, with a jumper wire connected to positive battery cable starter stud, touch blade connecter on starter where starter relay wire was removed. If starter engages and turns over engine then your starter relay is bad. If starter activates but does not engage then your starter drive/clutch is bad. Good luck

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Wont start. Starter tries to engage but theres a "whirring" noise instead of the car starting


Sounds like starter solenoid is failing to kick in. The whirring is most likely the starter motor turning, but the teeth aren't engaging on the flywheel ring gear due to failed solenoid.

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Turn switch on and all the lights work but the starter wont engage


If the starter wont turn...Id check / replace starter solonoid.
If the starter turns but doesn't engage the flywheel...I'd check / replace the bendix.
If starter checks good and bendix is good...I'd look at the teeth on the flywheel.

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Starter does not engage all of the time


Hello,

Do you mean the starter wont engage the flywheel or it wont even activate when you turn the key?

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