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starter-flywheel engaging

Hey guys, I'm trying to install a starter into my girlfriends 95 saturn SL (i know it isn't a hotrod). Its a rebuilt starter...i've installed it and the starter runs but doesn't engage the flywheel. How can I be sure that the flywheel is engaged when I install it? I can't see the flywheel so is there a sound, etc. Thanks, Adam

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Doc here

What 'I know BOUT Saturn' cold put in a thimble..

However, If the mechanics are similar to a General Mystery, (GM) you may require shims to adjust up / Down , In / Out spacings..Also the diameter and tooth count may vary with different years..

All questions to ask your parts guy..

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double check with parts guy to make sure your starter is correct. If you turn the key, and here the whirring sound of a starter and the engine doesn't turn over, then you have to small of a gear. Wrong model of starter, and find a new parts guy. If the starter is making a clicking noise or a knock, it is probably engaging. Unfortunately, that may a clue to larger problems. Find out what size of socket will fit on the end of the cranksaft bolt, and make sure the motor will turn over manually. If the motor will turn by hand, the starter may be faulty, or there may be a wiring problem. Let us know!

good luck,
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