If the bendix (drive motor) is faulty then it will spin the starter normally, but will not engage flywheel. However, since this was replaced, it should be ruled out as the solution here. I have seen (rare) that new elec. Components such as the starter, will not work properly, even being brand new out of box. I'm assuming you just had your starter rebuilt? So perhaps the problem does still lie with the bendix of the starter.
You may want to add a shim to the starter. If grinding occurs after placing in a shim, you need to bring your starter closer. This is done by adding a 1/2 shim to the outboard bolt.
Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 AT 10:54 AM