THE STARTER WILL ENGAGE BUT THE FLYWHEEL WILL NOT TURN IN A 96 CHEVY C1500
1996 Chevrolet Silverado
March, 24, 2012 AT 1:34 AM
When going to start the truck it would only engage the starter but the flywheel will not turn and the truck will not start. Had the starter checked re installed it and it is still doing the same thing. Replaced the starter completely and it is still doing the same thing. Tried replacing the ignition fuse its still the same. The battery works the engine just will not start.
You need to turn the engine manually with a socket if it doesn't then it may be siezed. Also if the flywheel/flexplate has a ring gear that have teeth that were broken where the stater is engaging it, then the starter won't have anything to turn.
March, 24, 2012 AT 3:52 AM
If the starter just clicks loudly and lights dim then engine is froze. If starter spins but makes no noises then it's not engaging flywheel.