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Old 12-05-2014, 07:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Did you try to start the car again with the starter after push starting it ?



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Old 12-05-2014, 07:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Did you try to start the car again with the starter after push starting it ?



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I sure did, just as soon as I got back into my garage; but it would seem that the car is still grinding whenever I turn the key. So ultimately and to also be sure, what do you think it all means?
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You will probably need to pull the starter again and inspect the ring gear for worn or missing teeth. When a engine is turned off, the engine will come to rest in only one of a few different locations around the flywheel. In other words, it may come to rest in that particular worn area of the ring gear more frequently.


Unfortunately, you will have to do some more investigating.




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Final update, I just went out into the garage again, to see if I could turn my car over, only this time, I decided to use quick short turns of the key as I listen to the flywheel turn.

After about three of these short burst turns, I've managed to get the car started repeatedly. Thank you Redneck. Your advise inspired me to try this little trick, whereas for now, I am apparently able to use this temporary measure to run to my car. If nothing else, I will make to my grandmother's funeral tomorrow.
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Or just put it in 5th gear with the clutch released and grab the front wheel and turn the engine 90 degrees by moving the car using your hands and the front wheel as a lever.

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Some ring gears can be turned to a different position on the flywheel. That way you can have it tend to come to rest at a non worn spot, without buying a new part yet.

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