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    Hello, everyone I have a 2009 WRX. Just replaced the clutch among a million other small parts on this project. Anyways got it all 100% back together and the starter engages but nothing as far as motor turning over but a lockup and a high pitch wine from the starter anyone have any ideas?I really donít know what else to try I have taken the starter to get it tested and checked every connection I can find, Please someone has to have had this problem before help!

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    If the starter is spinning but the engine isn't turning over I would check to make sure the sprocket on the starter is meshing properly with the flywheel.

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    Well I'm not sure now to do that except to take the starter off and look at the flywheel an it doesn't have any scaring on it. So I don't think there is a problem there?

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    Any other ideas?

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    If the starter spins and the flywheel doesn't move, there's your problem. The starter connects to the flywheel, which is connected to the engine. If you turn the flywheel the engine will turn over and vice verse.


    If the starter sprocket isn't touching the teeth on the flywheel then there would be no scaring.

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    That's true but it doesn't sound like the starter is spinning. It sounds like it is engaging and stopping like the motor is locked up but t can't be it's an 09 with 45k ad has never had anything other than royal purple with Lucus and k&n filter.

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    Can you push start the car? Being low compression they're fairly easy to push start. If that works then I would focus on the starter itself. Have you tried sending power to the starter with it off the car to see how it spins?


    It would be nice if someone else would jump in here, it seems like there's something obvious we're missing since this just started following a clutch replacement.

    Do you have the car in neutral when you're trying to start it? If the clutch isn't working properly and the car is in gear that would explain why it can't turn over. Although when my clutch fused together I was able to start the car with 1st gear engaged and drive it home without using the clutch.. so even if that was the problem it would still try to move forward in 1st gear without the brakes on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    It would be nice if someone else would jump in here, it seems like there's something obvious we're missing since this just started following a clutch replacement.
    Well according to his post that's not true he replaced the clutch "among a million other small parts on this project."

    What exactly did you change on the car? Does it have any mods beyond what you just did?
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    Just alot of small stuff nothing that would effect starting. I did clutch, slotted rotor, red stuff, all filters and fluids painted up some stuff battery tie downs junk like that not motor parts or anything

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