How can I tell if my starter is bad

Asked by Sep 28, 2017 at 06:20 AM

Question type: General

The van is not
starting so I tried the
starter with a
screwdriver and it
JUST spins but it is
not engaging does
that mean that the
starter is bad.

2 Answers

Does that mean that the starter is bad.

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the solenoid is a relay , basically , the spur gear should be engaged to the flywheel when the starter spins , some have shims for proper alignment , some rebuilds are junk out of the box , if it's near an exhaust pipe some can't take the heat , something ain't lining up , don't buy cheap

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