You're right. I've got my head up my ass. I just worked on my starter, I should remember this stuff. The bendix doesn't fire until the solenoid is activated. THEN the starter will turn. Duh! > -----Original Message----- > From: doctorDHD@xxxx [mailto:doctorDHD@xxxx] > Subject: Re: [DML] Digest Number 1671 > > Correct me if I am wrong but in every car I have ever owned or worked on > the starter gear is not engaged into the flywheel until power is applied to > the starter.