Q: I think my starter is misaligned.

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When I turn the ignition, the starter will jump out to catch the flywheel but it always seems to miss it. I first thought that it was the bolts because I had to replace 2 sets from being bent, however, I have a new set and it's still not catching. How do I make sure that the starter is properly aligned before turning the ignition again so as not to do more damage to my flywheel?

My car has 200200 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This is often times a result of the starter solenoid being misaligned and not reaching out far enough to the flywheel. You will notice on the starter solenoid there are bolt holes that allow for a slight adjustment. This allows for the solenoid to be moved forward and backward just a bit. Try adjusting this slightly forward to see if this fixes the problem.

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