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A couple of days ago i got my car running again after completing an engine swap and trans rebuild. I went to drive it and it died. i was able to get it started and it would die(timing issue i believe) Now when i try to start it the starter grinds. the starter, engine, and trans have been together since at least 2005 with no issues. I have checked the battery and starter(replaced the gear), replaced the starter solenoid and positive bat cable. Also inspected the cable to starter

Please any advise is welcome
 

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Are the starter bolts the correct ones? If they aren't it's possible the starter has shifted and now the starter gear is not properly engaging the ring gear, hence your 'grinding' noise.
 

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sounds like a weak battery, least wise not enough power to starter to kick it in all the way. does it grind if you jump start it?
 

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it turned out it was the battery....even though i had it tested and tested good
 
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