Q: New starter spins but won't engage after harmonic balancer,timing cover,chain,gears,head gaskets,valve cover gaskets,water pump...

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I replaced the head gaskets,valve cover gaskets,intake manifold gaskets,rebuilt the carb,did an oil change,tune up,trans pan gasket and filter, harmonic balancer,timing chain,gears and cover,fuel pump,water pump and now the starter but the starter only spins and will not engage and turn the engine over

My car has 170000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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