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I'm nearing the end of a '93 to '94 drivetrain swap and I'm having issues with my starter.

I have a '93 LX 5.0 motor with a '95 bellhousing and transmission, I originally tried to put my fox starter in the '95 bellhousing, but it wouldnt fit so I ran down to the parts store and picked up a '94+ starter. My fox starter used a starter solinoid mounted seperate from the starter, the new '94 has the solinoid on the starter. To save some trouble, I wired my existing "hot" starter wire to the downstream side of the new starter and used my existing solinoid.

when i hit my starter button (in a racecar), i can hear the starter spin but the motor does not turn over. Sounds like the starter is not meeting up with the flywheel. My research shows the flywheels are the same from '93-'94 and i'm using a '94 starter w/ a '95 bellhousing... why wouldnt this work? could it have something to do with bypassing the onboard solinoid? does the onboard solinoid also engage the mechanism that slides the starter gear up? Could my brand new starter be bad?

any ideas would be greatly appreciated, I'm trying to run the car this weekend.



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got it!

the solinoid on the starter also moves the starter gear into place so it meets the flywheel. The on-board solinoid has to be used. :bigthumbsup
 
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