How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Mike S. Your Own Question
Mike S.
Mike S., ASE Certified Technician
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 6805
Experience:  ASE certified
20625509
Type Your Dodge Question Here...
Mike S. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Starter will not engage to start engine... Had new starter

Customer Question

starter will not engage to start engine... Had new starter tested before I installed it ...starter just spins doesn't engage
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

I am not a Diesel expert, but I do know that when the over-running clutch on a starter drive gear goes bad, the starter will just spin and not turn the flywheel. When they bench tested the starter they just checked that the motor and solenoid works, they really have no way to tell you if the over-running clutch is any good or not because when testing the starter there is no flywheel in use when testing. I would look for a shop in the yellow pages who specializes in rebuilding starters and ask them how much to rebuild it with a new over-running clutch because an whole new starter might cost $200.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've also been having an issue where if I hit a hard bump it will take me out of overdrive ...I'll have to stop and move my shifter back in forth through the gears for it to home itself if that makes sense.. It always says its in reverse when its actually in park ..I always have to put it in neutral to start it
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

I believe you should open a new post for that question.