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WHEN I TURN THE KEY, ALL I HEAR IS A HARD CLICK, ONE TIME ONLY, DOWN WHERE THE STARTER IS.

I HAVE BENCH TESTED THE STARTER & IT IS FINE.

I HAVE ALSO TESTED THE IGNITION SWITCH & IT IS FUNCTIONING PROPERLY.

WHENEVER I TRY TO START IT IN THE CAR, IT WON'T TURN OVER.

IT SOUNDS LIKE IT IS THROWING OUT, BUT NOT ENGAGING IN THE SPIN WHEN IT IS IN THE CAR.

THE SPINDLE IS A LITTLE WORN, I FEW NICKS IN THE TEETH, BUT OTHER THAN THAT, IT LOOKS FINE.

WHAT DO I CHECK NEXT??
 

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> WHEN I TURN THE KEY, ALL I HEAR IS A HARD
> CLICK, ONE TIME ONLY, DOWN WHERE THE STARTER
> IS.

> I HAVE BENCH TESTED THE STARTER & IT IS
> FINE.

> I HAVE ALSO TESTED THE IGNITION SWITCH &
> IT IS FUNCTIONING PROPERLY.

> WHENEVER I TRY TO START IT IN THE CAR, IT
> WON'T TURN OVER.

> IT SOUNDS LIKE IT IS THROWING OUT, BUT NOT
> ENGAGING IN THE SPIN WHEN IT IS IN THE CAR.

> THE SPINDLE IS A LITTLE WORN, I FEW NICKS IN
> THE TEETH, BUT OTHER THAN THAT, IT LOOKS
> FINE.

> WHAT DO I CHECK NEXT??

Did you make sure battery connections and the starter wire connections were clean and tight?
 

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> Did you make sure battery connections and
> the starter wire connections were clean and
> tight?

YES---THE STARTER FUNCTIONS FINE WHEN IT IS NOT INSTALLED.

THE STARTER DRIVE TEETH ARE A LITTLE WORN & HAVE SOME NICKS OUT OF IT. COULD THIS BE THE PROBLEM.

THE LAST TIME I REMOVED THE STARTER, THE DRIVE WAS STILL ENGAGED TO THE FLY WHEEL.

THANKS
MIKE
 

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It's not worth the trouble you've already spent on it. Go get a new starter and install it, if that's not it at least you know now, and you said your teeth were getting worn anyway.

Also...typing in all CAPS is considered yelling, so please be polite.

> YES---THE STARTER FUNCTIONS FINE WHEN IT IS
> NOT INSTALLED.

> THE STARTER DRIVE TEETH ARE A LITTLE WORN
> & HAVE SOME NICKS OUT OF IT. COULD THIS
> BE THE PROBLEM.

> THE LAST TIME I REMOVED THE STARTER, THE
> DRIVE WAS STILL ENGAGED TO THE FLY WHEEL.

> THANKS
> MIKE
 

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Mike, Make sure the connections from the battery positive through the solenoid and the ground connection back to the battery are clean. Sometimes corrosion and/or dirt can make a ground connection bad. Also make sure there is no corrosion between the cable and the cable terminations. Next check the battery voltage as the car is started. The voltage should drop to about ten volts as the starter is turning, if it drops to less than nine volts you may have a bad battery. Even a bad battery will turn a starter that is not installed because there is no load on the starter. If the voltage does not go below 12 volts it means there is no current flowing out of the battery, which may mean a bad starter, bad cables or solenoid (which is part of the starter). A bad starter might turn with no load, but not have enough power to turn a motor. Good luck.

> YES---THE STARTER FUNCTIONS FINE WHEN IT IS
> NOT INSTALLED.

> THE STARTER DRIVE TEETH ARE A LITTLE WORN
> & HAVE SOME NICKS OUT OF IT. COULD THIS
> BE THE PROBLEM.

> THE LAST TIME I REMOVED THE STARTER, THE
> DRIVE WAS STILL ENGAGED TO THE FLY WHEEL.

> THANKS
> MIKE
 

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> It's not worth the trouble you've already
> spent on it. Go get a new starter and
> install it, if that's not it at least you
> know now, and you said your teeth were
> getting worn anyway.

> Also...typing in all CAPS is considered
> yelling, so please be polite.

Hey, Thanks a bunch. I didn't realize that typing in all caps was considered yelling. I apologize if that is how it was perceived.

I really appreciate the input & the support.

Mike
 
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