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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Justanswer. Thank you for your question and I will assist you with your concern.Can you please explain what you mean when you say the starter just speeds, do you mean it just spins?
Okay if you take you volt meter and or a 12 volt test light and down at the starter with a helper holding the ignition key in the crank position dose both the smaller purple wire as well as the larger battery cable both read battery voltage while the starter is spinning?
If the starter is spinning the its not the ignition switch. When the voltage at both wire for me and let see the results and we can work from there.
When the check ed was the Bendix engaging?
Okay the red battery cable at the starter is the main power feed to the starter and the purple wire engages the Bendix when you turn the key to the crank position. If you 100% sure the Bendix is engaging then the problem has to be with the flywheel or the drive teeth on it are bad.
Okay if that is the case then it should engage the flywheel. Are you sure its the correct starter.
Okay then it has to be a problem with the starter. There really is nothing else it can be if the flywheel looks good and the teeth are okay. The fact that it spins means the starter is getting the crank signal from the ignition.
Well it may with no load on it but its sure not engaging the flywheel when its mounted, its just spinning.
Yes the load test load the armature , it dose no load the Bendix. If you sure the Bendix is engaging like you have said then the starer should spin the flywheel.
Well if that is the case then the the flywheel should spin.
Well if you have check the voltage at both wires on the starter and your reading battery voltage and the starter is spinning the flywheel should as well. About the only thing left would be to check your voltage to be sure theirs not a voltage drop.
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