Originally Posted by whavenner
Yea the starter is turning its just not coming out and catching the fly wheel
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The starter engages the ring gear on the clutch, don`t confuse it with the flywheel...
Have you actually seen the pinion gear not coming out?
The reason I ask, is that in order for the starter to be energized, the solenoid plunger must be extended.
When you push the start button, the start relay is energized, sending power to the coil inside the solenoid, which moves the plunger. At one end of the plunger is the electrical contact that completes the circuit to the starter motor, the other end is at the starter bendix mechanism.
So if the starter motor gets current and spins, it means the plunger has moved, which also means the pinion gear must be extended, unless there is a problem with the mechanical parts in the primary.
If the pinion gear extends, the starter spins, but the engine does not turn over, the starter drive unit is shot (the starter drive unit is part that the small gear is mounted onto).
Have you inspected the hardware inside the primary case to be sure everything is ok?
, don`t put your hands on anything in the primary while the battery is connected. If you give the pinion gear a pull with your hands, the starter will energize.