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98 ford Windstar replace starter

I put in a new starter it still does not start it clangs does not turn on lights work could it be stuck to the flywheel? should I remove again and check flywheel teeth?

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More to the point I would check the starter has the correct number of teeth. Trouble is, if you have repeatedly tried to start it, you could have ruined the starter ring gear.

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