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05 Chevy Cobalt, battery is fine, go to start, just sounds

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05 Chevy Cobalt, battery is fine, go to start, just sounds like starter is spinning, there is no cranking from what I can tell.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 1 year ago.

Look at belt on engine and have someone turn the key to start. Does the belt spin with starter running?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There was no motion of belt, there is no cranking. just sounds almost like the starter isnt engaging. not too sure. Car was fine in morning, girlfriend went to start it after work and it wouldnt start. When turn key to Acc/start the normal lights come on, all clear but engine one, Checked for codes with basic scanner, nothing shows up.
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 1 year ago.

If you hear the starter motor spinning but the belt does not turn then the starter drive has failed. Replacing the starter should fix your problem.