You are right . The starter motor spins and does not pop out an inch. What should I do to make the gear come out and meet the big gear?sledfreak139 said:If you pop the hood open and look at the electric start motor, which is in front of the engine, while turning the key, the gear on the electric start should pop out about an inch and spin when you turn the key. I'm assuming when you say it just hums, the gear is spinning but not popping out?
I'm not sure how to help you with the info you provided. Can you give us more info about the problem. When you turn the key, find out what the humming noise is and let us know. Also take a look at the starter motor and see if it spins or not. If it doesn't do anything, follow the wires and make sure everything is hooked up correctly.