My 2005 malibu chevy classic will not start. it has a smooth sound when starting , not cranking sound. What could it be?

Asked by Aug 20, 2015 at 03:24 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Classic 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Starters not engaging all you are probably hearing is the starter motor spinning... It will have to be inspected and maybe replaced

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Bendix not getting pushed out to engage flywheel. Other words just what Tom said. Starter motor spinning but not catching gears from starter to flywheel. I think "Bendix" is a Trademarked term but has become the standard nomenclature for the pinion gear to extend out on a starter.

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http://www.howacarworks.com/ignition-system/replacing-the-bendix-gear

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