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Q: Car cranks, but won't start

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My car cranks, but won't start. The starter was just replaced. I was told by another mechanic that the flywheel needs to be replaced because teeth are missing.

If you have teeth on the flywheel missing it is possible that if the engine stops at just the right spot the starter will not be able to engage the flywheel and turn it. In order to replace the flywheel the transmission will need to be removed. I would take your car into a local transmission shop to have your flywheel replaced.

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