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Old 03-06-2011, 08:46 AM
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Default engine not turning

So I am new to group and am hoping for some help. I just got grandpas 1984 v-6 ranger and it wont turn over. When you turn the key the starter just spins but doesn't turn over the motor. I have turned the motor by hand fine and inspected the flywheel and it is in good shape with no missing teeth. The starter is new but is seems that it is not turning the flywheel to make everything start. Any help or ideas would be great
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:49 AM
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Default Re: engine not turning

Sounds like the bendix drive on the starter is not working
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:01 AM
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that is what i thought also but this is the second new starter I have tried. The first new on bench tested fine but I made them give me a new one anyway.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:26 PM
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sure the ring gear is fine?
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:08 PM
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no i am not sure. Good idea I will have to check.
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:35 PM
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Default Re: engine not turning

make sure all the wires are connected to the starter once on the motor....
i know some require a separate wire just for the bendix solenoid

also make sure the starter is pressed firm against the flywheel....
had this happen to me the other day on my 2.8....the starter gradually shifted due to a loose bolt causing it to not engage the flywheel and it had me puzzled for a sec until i noticed the loose bolt...
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