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  • avatar morin2 02/09/13 8:04 pm PST

    Hearing that whirring suggests you installed it correctly. It sounds as though the bendix is not allowing the starter pinion to engage the flywheel. This could happen if the battery doesn't load test high enough - or if the starter solenoid is bad. Before you spend any more money on new parts, has the battery been load-tested?

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  • morin2 02/08/13 6:48 pm PST

    I would start simple. Check for corrosion and tight fit of clean metal at battery terminals, then have battery load-tested, then look into starter. If battery and all connections are good, try rapping on side of starter with a large screwdriver handle or such. I've gotten some fine starters for older cars very cheaply from online salvage yards on ebay.

  • priceisright75 02/09/13 6:57 pm PST

    took starter to o'reilly, failed their tester. replaced it, also replaced fuse 8 in engine fuse box. all i'm getting is a whir when i try to crank. did i miss a connection in replacing or is this another problem?

  • morin2 02/09/13 8:04 pm PST

    Hearing that whirring suggests you installed it correctly. It sounds as though the bendix is not allowing the starter pinion to engage the flywheel. This could happen if the battery doesn't load test high enough - or if the starter solenoid is bad. Before you spend any more money on new parts, has the battery been load-tested?

  • priceisright75 02/16/13 1:35 pm PST

    took the battery to get load tested, was fine but needed charged, replaced the solenoid connector by stripping wire and crimping new connector with heatshrink. did the trick. thanks for the help.

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