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Push starter button starter spins but dose not engage

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There is a gear that the starter gear mesh up with.it could be bad

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You need to check the fuse for the solenoid and make sure it is getting power, and if all else fails you might have gotten a bad solenoid.

Posted on Apr 22, 2011

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Why does my starter engage for only a second, then spin freely after that. it was removed and tested at Autozone and passed. The starter stayed engaged during the test when no load was encountered.


Hi Anonymous

What I believe you've said is that you turn the key to start, the engine turns over for a second, then you just hear the starter spinning but no engine turn over. Yes?

Then you took it to Autozone and tested it and it stayed engaged during the test. The differences, possible or real here, are the load on the starter gear end, and the electricity driving it.

There are a couple things happening in the start cycle. The motor starts spinning and the solenoid pushes the spinning gear forward to engage the toothed edge of the flywheel. If the solenoid doesn't push enough, the gear won't engage. So, one thought is that there's an issue with the solenoid - it may push the gear out just fine, but lack power to keep it pressed forward if there is back-force from the engine.

If you have a poor connection to the battery, the solenoid may not draw the current to keep the gear engaged. Checking the hot (red) wire both at the battery and where it attaches to the starter is the primary diagnostic there. Even if the battery has a good charge, the current draw if starting is the heaviest load it encounters in a typical day of driving, so the ability of the battery to dump that charge quickly in a pulse of high current is also important, and non-corroded, tightly connected wires help.

The starter gear also has a clutch in it - akin to the freewheel on the rear of a bike, or a ratchet. This lets the gear spin faster than the starter motor once the engine catches, so that the engine doesn't essentially grab the engaged starter motor and spin it waaay too fast. letting back on the key lets the fast spinning gear disengage without trouble. If there is an issue with that clutch/ratchet, that might also be allowing the gear to spin without it actually pushing - like the clicker in a ratchet sticking so that it'll spin either way.

After that.... there is likely both a relay and a fuse for the starter. Not a bad idea to check that neither is blown, or, in the case of the relay, looking sort of browned and cooked.

Hope this helps!
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The spinning noise is the starter running. You need to change the bendix.

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Starter will spin but will not engage on z445


The bendix may not be pushing the gears to engage the flywheel. Take out the starter and have it tested.

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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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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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Push starter button and starter doesn't engage for maybe 10 or 15 seconds. ONce it engages it starts right up.


When you push the starter button you should hear a click , so you know the button is working.Follow the positive battery cable to the starter solenoid. Disconnect the two wires that activate the solenoid, test the two wires from the harness make sure the needle on your voltage meter jumps when you push the starter button, this means the button is good. Take a wire and jump the two posts on the solenoid or touch the two cables together. If your starter works, then you need a new solenoid. If you hold the starter button and tap on the starter with a plastic hammer and the starter works you need new starter brushes. Anything else wrong with the starter and you need to replace the starter assembly , the manufacturer does not make replacement parts for the starter. If the starter is spinning but the motor is not turning over then you have a problem with the one way clutch inside the motor. On the flywheel is a one-way clutch. It matches to a large starter gear that turns the motor over. If the smooth surface on the large starter gear has become chattered/no longer smooth the you will need to replace it and the three rollers in the starter clutch to make the starter grab and turn over the motor.

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When pushing the electric start button, the starter spins but does not engage to turn the motor


Starter motor spins, but does not engage
  1. Check the starter motor for a seized or binding pinion gear.
  2. Remove the flywheel inspection plate and check for a damaged ring gear.

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Starter spins but dose not turn over


If you can hear it spin(starter), but not actually hear the motor turning over or trying to crank/start..... Sounds like starter not engaging-Replace starter. Small possibility flywheel is damaged, but less likely.

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Starter spins freely, will not engage


there is a coil that pushes starter out to engage it to flywheel and a motor part that turns it. check to se if the coil part is good or hooked up.

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