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Luegolover Steve L
London, London, UK   GBR
I tried to start my car for the first time today but experienced a little issue with the starter. When I hit the starter button the starter whirrs around but the engine doesn't. I can see the end of the shaft that protrudes with a square end spinning a fair speed but nothing else happens.

Dumb question: does this mean that I have a stuck drive sprocket (it isn't called that, I don't know what it is called though) or is there something else going on here?

Thanks in advance
Steve

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Luegolover Steve L
London, London, UK   GBR
I knew it was something dumb. I hadn't connected the engine earth strap, once done it turned the engine nicely.

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