starting the car

Asked by Sep 05, 2016 at 10:57 PM about the 1993 Ford Tempo 2 Dr GL Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Starter will spin but won't engage.
It has two solinoids. One on the
starter and one on the wheel well.
Which one engages the starter?

4 Answers

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The one on the starter is the solenoid, it moves the pinion gear to engage the flywheel. The one on the wheel well is the starter relay.

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If it just spins, replace the starter unit - it comes with a new solenoid and Bendix gear - unless the ring gear on your flywheel (or flex plate) is missing teeth - then a new starter won't help

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also remeber if the starter dont engage at all it might be the relay

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