Flywheel spins but car will not start

Tiny
BRIBRI4275
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  • 2003 BUICK LESABRE
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 90,000 MILES
Was told the flex-plate needed replaced. But it was driven then a loud clank was heard now car wont start.
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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 AT 12:39 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

This could be a problem with your vehicle's flywheel. If the teeth on your vehicle's flywheel are the teeth on the Bendix gear of your vehicle's starter, neither will mesh with the other and your vehicle will not start. The best way to check this is to remove your vehicle's starter and inspect the flywheel and the starter teeth. In the diagrams down below I have included an exploded diagram of your vehicle's crankshaft and associated parts with the flywheel highlighted for you, as well as step by step directions for the removal and installation of the starter.
Please go through these guides and inspect both the flywheel and starter and get back to us with what you are able to find out.

Thanks,
Alex
2CarPros
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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 AT 1:17 AM

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