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starter motor doesn't turn engine

Hi there,
yesterday the starter motor on my 156 refused to turn the engine, even though the starter motor was turning and the battery fully charged. Today it's back to normal weird.
At first everything was fine then the starter motor slowed and lost contact with the flywheel it seemed.
There was a high pitch squeal when the starter motor turned but somehow it wasn't turning the engine.
Is this the beginning of the end for the starter motor...
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Sounds like the pinion/drive assembly is on its' way out, if your battery is definitely ok. It might just need cleaning or - depending on age/use - replacing.

The good news is that you won't necessarily need to replace the entire starter motor if it is the pinion. I can highly recommend these people for starter, etc. parts:

Wood Auto Supplies Ltd :: Home Page

I had a similar problem on one of my other cars and, where a starter was going to be 300+, I got the pinion assembly from Woods for under 20
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