1990 Ford Thunderbird starter motor spins

Tiny
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This is a thunderbird SC. The starter motor spins, however it will not engage the flywheel? Is this a starter motor problem or can the solenoid (relay) contribute to this problem? Possible broken tooth on the flywheel? This has never happened before. Any trouble shooting suggestions? 5 speed manual transmission.
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Sunday, August 25th, 2013 AT 2:25 PM

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Tiny
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Try moving engine over by hand then see if it will start if it does then the teeth are shot on flywheel. It could be either the teeth on flywheel are worn down or the starter drive on the starter won't engage. You could tear the starter apart and try replacing drive but it's easier just to replace starter. If it still does it then your teeth on flywheel are shot.
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Sunday, August 25th, 2013 AT 2:37 PM

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