Went to look at an engine
to troubleshoot a no start situation.
Upon attempting to start the start ground against and did not engage the flywheel.
The flywheel was rusted...cleaned the teeth...still didn't engage.
I advised customer that I had a starter back at the shop that I could bring down.
Didn't hear from customer...called him...he said another guy had the starter tested and it was ok.....sheesh...I could see the teeth were messed up and the flywheel had some burrs on it.
I didn't even try to explain to him that bench testing a starter is done with more than 12 volts. That any burrs on the starter pinion can cause problems.
This is the birth of another horror story.
(Ranting light has been extinguished)