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Old 12-18-2011, 12:40 PM   #1
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could it be the starter??

The pulleys turn when I crank it. Fan,etc...when I turn the key,everything turns then a whirring sound and no turning...could it be the starter???

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Old 12-18-2011, 12:45 PM   #2
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Sounds like the starter is not engaging, time to drop it and take a look.

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Old 12-18-2011, 01:50 PM   #3
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Ok..done. starter out. What am I looking for?
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Old 12-18-2011, 02:06 PM   #4
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your starter drive is not engaging all the way...look for worn teeth on the drive....also, direct connect the starter to a 12 volt supply (battery with jumper cables works) and see if the starter drive (bendix) is kicking all the way out.....
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:15 PM   #5
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While its out take a look at the flywheel teeth too.
Were the bolts loose on the starter when you took it out?
Make sure the starter gear when all the way out is engaged on the shaft....do this with NO power to it
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:41 AM   #6
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Ok, the flywheel looks good..so does the Bendix teeth. I applied 12 volt source and the bendix pops out like I guess it should. Strong and solid. But no turning,even when I put a jumper on to the starter positive side the bendix did not turn...shouldn't it? Its a motor..the bendix engages,but does not turn
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So, you are saying that the gear moves out but the gear does not turn. Replace the bendix if you know how, the starter is not that expensive rebuilt. I just put one in for $70.00 completely rebuilt. Works like a champ.
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You need to put 12 volts on both terminals of the starter at the same time!! Clip your positive jumper cable to both or short with a screwdriver or piece of wire, clip your negative cable to the starter housing and hang on to the starter.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:43 PM   #9
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The gear pops out but doesn't turn at all. Think ill take yr advice and just change it out...Thx.
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an auto parts store will test it free as well on the bench if you want to be 100% sure its the starter. sounds like it though...

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