posted on Dec, 19 2017 @ 12:11 PM
Either the starter isn't kicking out or it is missing teeth on the flywheel. I have had a flywheel go bad on me quite a few years ago. It might be
shimmable though. If the third wire on the flywheel goes, the thing won't work at all on older cars. I don't know about newer cars, but that third
wire actually kicks the starter drive out and it triggers the power to connect the starter to turn.
The starter you got may be defective too, that does happen sometimes with rebuilts. I always bench test them before putting them in. I learned that
Here is one thing to try. Clean the ground wire and the hot wire at the battery. Also check to make sure the grounds to the body and engine are not
too corroded. Sometimes if there isn't enough power, the starter will spin but not kick out. The battery would have to be pretty dead or the
connections really bad for that to happen though.
What kind of car and what year is the car.
You can actually test if the wire is bad on some cars by jumping the hot starter terminal to the small wire post.. I have done that before because of
wondering if the little wire was bad. If so, you need to clean the connections on the little wire circuit. But there would be no turning if that
was the case. Is the new starter the right starter?
edit on 19-12-2017 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)