Crank sound when starting

Tiny
AMMAR509
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  • 1999 GMC SUBURBAN
  • 5 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
220k miles; On igition the vehicle will make a cranking sound and not turn on. And, after a few attempts it will turn on. Then the bolt to the gear reduction starter broke. Once this was fixed and replaced the car would continue with the cranking sound. I took it to 2 mechanics which said it was a damaged flywheel. This was replaced with a new gear reduction starter. The vehicle started excellent after about 4 times. Until it was parked for about an hour and restarted; it did not start without cranking loudly and after a few attempts. Have any ideas what the issue could be? It has new flywheel and starter.
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Sunday, November 14th, 2010 AT 4:17 AM

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Tiny
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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.
Joe
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Sunday, November 14th, 2010 AT 6:11 AM

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