Just because it spins in front of you it doesn't mean that the overrunning clutch working properly.
Do a starter draw test: A good starter will normally draw 60 to 150 amps with no load on it, and up to 250 amps under load (while cranking the engine). The no-load amp draw depends on the design of the starter, so always refer to the starter motor amp specifications when bench testing a starter.
ASK YOURSELF THE RIGHT QUESTIONS:
What happens when you turn the key and try to start the engine?
If the answer is, "Nothing, " you should check the battery, battery terminals, battery cables and ignition circuit to make sure voltage is reaching the starter. If the battery is low or has corroded terminals or loose cable connections, the starter may not crank because of low voltage. If the solenoid that energizes the starter motor is faulty or has loose electrical connections, it will prevent the starter from cranking, too. A faulty ignition switch, park/neutral safety switch on the transmission linkage, clutch safety switch on the clutch pedal or a wiring problem are other faults that can also prevent a starter from cranking.
Keep it coming by the time we're done you'll know everything about the start system.
Thursday, May 3rd, 2007 AT 1:52 AM