If the starter has been grinding against the flywheel for quite some time there is a GOOD chance that the flywheel is stripped. On the other hand, if it just started and it's engaged thoroughly in the past, you probably just have a bad starter bendix. Pull the starter then use a screwdriver or some other tool for prying to slowly turn the flywheel and inspect each tooth of the flywheel. Look for any that are significantly worn down or missing. If ANY fit that category you will need to pull the engine or transmission and replace the flywheel or flexplate depending on whether it's a manual transmission or an automatic.
It's probably the little gear called the "bendix". It will be easier to just replace the starter, but you CAN purchase the gear separately if you want. When you remove the starter, check the ring gear on the flywheel. If it's stripped you just got a much more expensive repair.
starter bolts loose? answer starter bolts loose or stripped teeth on starter or flywheel
the starter is bad.
Could be the starter drive is not engaging or perhaps you're using the wrong holes for your flywheel. If you have a 153 tooth ring and have the starter in the 168 tooth position, the gears would not mesh. Did it ever start? if it did ,most likely the starter drive is broken, or the pinion ,or flywheel are stripped of their teeth. Bendix is broken, Starter too far from ring gear, broken bendix throwout fork.
Starter is not fully engaging or you may have a broken tooth on the flywheel.
If the starter is spinning but not engaging the flywheel it will not turn the engine over. This is due to the starter drive not engaging properly. The starter could possibly be rebuilt, but it may wind up being cheaper to just replace it with a remanufactured unit from your local parts house.
The starter will quit engaging in the motor. Sometime if u bump the key it will work.
if it is in fact the starter, it is probably engaging the flywheel. starter may be faulty.
seized engine? defective or disconnected solenoid? starter not grounded? starter is engaging a damaged gear?
if the starter is spinning but not engaging then the bendix (starter teeth) is not moving out to grab the flywheel teeth or the flywheel has some broken teeth. The starter needs to be removed to see what the issue is.
Starter not engaging.
No, not if the starter is engaging.
No. The problem lies in the starter itself. Replace the starter and the vehicle will start....
starter not engaging flywheel properly. Replace starter, Checking for damage to flywheel while starter is removed.
That wire is from the starter relay and is responsible for engaging the starter when you turn the key. It connects to the starter solenoid before you put the positive lead back on the starter.
Absolutely not. The starter gear must fully disengage the flywheel gears when you release the starter. Otherwise when the engine starts the starter will continue to be turned by the engine.
worn fly wheel or ring gear.
Vehicle won't start Vehicle won't start when hot (starter drags) Starter spins not engaging flywheel (ring gear)
The starter solenoid, despite its name, is not part of a vehicle's ignition system. It is used to send electric current to the starter motor, engaging the engine.
because its gone bad the starter solenoid is engaging the gears, yet the motor fails to spin
On the starter. It's actually a PART of the starter. If it's not engaging at all, (no click) it could be the keyswitch, a dirty or loose connection or the neutral lockout switch.
assuming the batt.is fully charged,it may be the solenoid not engaging the starter motor.you can remove the starter motor and solenoid and run jumper wires to it .if starter does not spin,it may be the solenoid not engaging the starter.keep hands and clothing away from starter when doing this test!also,you did not mention if the solenoid wire was fastened to starter when you replaced it.usually purple color on chevy.good luck
If the starter motor is spinning but not engaging it won't help to hit it with a hammer. The "starter drive" portion of the starter is shot. If all you get is a click or no noise at all, you might get lucky by hitting it, assuming the battery and all connections are good. This technique may work once or twice if the starter is at fault. The starter is located under the vehicle. You can follow the path of the positive battery cable from the battery to locate the starter. The positive battery cable will pass thru the starter solenoid on the inner fender then continue down to the starter.
Check the starter solenoid and the starter itself. Either one could be stuck and causing the constant engagement. Check the flywheel for damage after you fix the problem.
If the starter spins but won't engage, then the Bendix is not engaging the flywheel. Remove the starter and test to see if the Bendix thrusts out, and check to see that the flywheel does not have chipped teeth.