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Got both off my broken starter bolts out and put my starter back in and now it just wants to turn over one time then free spin

I got both off my broken starter bolts out and put my starter back in and now it just wants to turn over one time then free spin

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I suspect the Bendix isn't aligned properly with the gears of the flywheel. Loosen the bolts, try a slightly different position, tighten, try again.. and again. Good luck.

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