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1999 Chrysler 300m: Replaced starter, now it won't engage.


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snickingaround
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Jun 30, 2014, 5:25 PM

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1999 Chrysler 300m: Replaced starter, now it won't engage. Sign In

I replaced the starter on my 1999 Chrysler 300m after being advised that contacts were corroded, it had been starting intermittently. Now when I try to start it I can hear the bendix spinning just fine but it won't engage the flywheel. Any ideas?


XOtheJUGGALO
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Jun 30, 2014, 7:15 PM

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Re: 1999 Chrysler 300m: Replaced starter, now it won't engage. Sign In

Im not an EXPERT or anything but did u buy the starter new or used have u tryed tapping the starter while the car was being started?
If it is used the teeth on the gear that connects to the flywheel maybe worn out may also be the flywheel is worn out
Is it possible that when starter was replaced the gear didn't connects fully to thr flywheel or possibly put back on the old starter(this is quite commen believe it or not eveybody has done it Atleast once)


nickwarner
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Jun 30, 2014, 7:32 PM

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Our ICP fan here raises a decent point. You could have a dud starter, which you could tell by pulling it out and bench testing it to see if it engages the gear outward, or you may have stripped some teeth on the flexplate and have a bad spot. Try this, when the engine will not turn over but you can hear the starter motor turning, get out and bar the engine over 1/4 turn or so with a breaker bar and socket. Then try the starter again. If it now engages, you know you have a bad spot on the ring gear of the flexplate.


Hammer Time
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Jun 30, 2014, 10:29 PM

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Sounds like a bad starter to me.



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