It sounds like the starter isn't engaging with the flywheel. Was the original flywheel damaged? As far a the new starter, I need you to check something. Have a helper turn the key to the start position while you check voltage to the smaller wire on the starter. It should have 12 volts. If it is lower, there is a chance the solenoid isn't fully engaging.
Let me know what you find.
Sunday, November 14th, 2010 AT 6:11 AM