Guys, I need some help. I'm getting a bit desperate.
I have just done the Vitara 1.6L engine swap, everything went just fine except for one thing: the starter.
I need to verify two things:
1. With the swap, I still continue to use the Samurai flywheel, right?
2. Do I use the Samurai starter or the Vitara starter? And are they any different?
The starter was making a loud noise, and we found its gear worn out, so I went and bought another starter in good condition. I installed it, but it was still doing the bad noise. We found the flywheel gear bad, so I went and bought a new flywheel ring gear and installed it, and got another starter in good condition and put everything back together, but the sound is still there. I'm afraid it will damage the new flywheel and starter as well.
What is the problem? Why is the flywheel and starter not synchronizing? Please help.
Here's a picture of the flywheel before installing the starter:
Here's the picture after installing the starter: