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91 honda accord: wont start..the starter, and it makes the same sound

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91 honda accord wont start. The starter sounded as if the cylinoid was bad. I changed the starter, and it makes the same sound.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Steve replied 5 years ago.

what kind of sound does it make? One solid click?

have you tried to turn the motor over by hand?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Hey Steve

no it doesnt make a click. the starrter spins but not the motor. Yes the motor spins by hand. and the battery is fully charged.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I thought the starter was bad. The starter was spinning but not the motor, so i changed the starter and it makes the same noise. The starter spins fast and lound.
Expert:  Steve replied 5 years ago.
Take the starter back out and inspect the ring gear teeth,the teeth should not look sharp and thin. You could try to turn the motor a little bit using a 19mm wrench on the power steering pully and try to start it again. If it cranks then you know you have a bad ring gear which is part of the torque convertor on an automatic
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