> If I get a grind about every tenth time I turn the key to
> start and after a
> grind, if I immediately attempt to start again without moving
> anything and
> it starts fine, is it safe to assume that the problem is with my
> starter/solenoid instead of flywheel teeth missing? Wouldn't
> flywheel teeth
> missing have more of a tendency to grind a few times in a row
> until the
> flywheel was moved?
I don't know, but I suspect that is a bad assumption.
Still, changing the starter (& solenoid) is a whole lot easier than changing
the flywheel, and most likely will at least cover up the problem for awhile.
I'd definitely try that first.
Just my $.02, YMMV
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