1995 Mazda MX6 New starter grinding on flywheel

Tiny
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  • 1995 MAZDA MX6

Electrical problem
1995 Mazda MX6 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles

Upon engine reinstallation and attempting to start, starter gear hangs up on flywheel and makes terribe noise. This is a brand new starter. What could be causing this?

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Friday, October 10th, 2008 AT 8:16 PM

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Usually happens if the starter isnt flat against the mount(loose).

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Friday, October 10th, 2008 AT 8:37 PM
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I checked the mount and it is flat and tight. I'm wondering if I have the wires connected correctly to the solenoid. Could this be the issue?

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Friday, October 10th, 2008 AT 8:56 PM
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Yes and ignition switch, or the starter relay, or the starter itself may have an internal short, did you have it tested before installing it?

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Saturday, October 11th, 2008 AT 9:21 PM

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