How would I determine if I have teeth missing on my flywheel? Since I've gotten the burb it has trouble starting once in a while well its gotten REALLY bad now. The starter just spings and doesn't engage. The only way I get it to work is if I put the truck in gear, and actually push it(definetally not easy) then try it, and hopefully it catches. I'm guessing this means missing teeth on the flywheel. Its a pain and extremely embarassing when people watch you push your vehicle and hear a starter just whir. I have to figure this out cause its my daily driver, I can't afford having it down for even a day. This is the second starter, the first one didn't have any problem with the teeth though there were lots of metal flakes inside the starter snout.