Anyone have a solution to this problem? I installed a rebuilt starter from Napa, and it will not connect with flywheel. Bench tested after 2 installs and uninstalls. Spins, and ejects jsut fine, bit once installed will not connect. Any tricks?
thanks for the response, the part # for the Napa brand is 2446415.I just shopped NAPA's web site, and they showed two NAPA remanufactured part numbers and two Denso remanufactured part numbers for a 1994 Dakota. When I added the engine type and size, one of each of those numbers disappeared. Check your sales slip, if you got the NAPA starter it should be part #2446415, and if you got the Denso starter it should be 2800136. If not, they gave you the wrong starter. That would be the only reason I can think of that it wouldn't mesh with the ring gear on the flywheel.
thank you for responding. It clicks and spins freely when trying to start. Double checked the part # and it is correct.By "will not connect" you mean it doesn't spin, spins but free spins, spins and you hear the solenoid CHUNK but it still free spins, or what?
And oldmarine has a very valid point; you may have the wrong starter.