PMGR Starter Issue August 12, 2020, 09:22:47 PM Hi All,I installed a PMGR starter on my freshly built 5.0 and am having a strange issue that I'm hoping someone can shed some light on. I'll mention that when I did my 5.0 swap, I also went with a T5 and chose to eliminate the firewall mounted starter solenoid altogether, since the PMGR has a solenoid built onto the housing and I did a wire tuck.Symptom: Starter only turns over motor sometimes when triggered by ignition switch. Sometime it'll take 20 or so turns of the ignition switch before I can get cranking.Diagnosis so far:1) I initially suspected my battery might be low so I charged it, and it now reads over 12.6VNo Change2) I figured it may be a grounding issue so I installed a grounding strap from the back of the starter to the K member. I grinded the paint away from the K member to ensure a good connection.No Change3) I removed the starter from the vehicle, along with all associated wiring. I hooked up jumper cables straight from the - to the housing and + to the positive strap going to the motor. The motor spun fine4) I hooked up the + jumper cable to the solenoid's coil.Saw it push the bendix gear out5) I installed a new solenoid assembly, thinking the original may only be pushing the plunger out and not closing the contacts for the motor all the way. Truth be told, I'm not sure how the internals of this particular solenoid work so this was kind of a shot in the dark and since the replacement was $15 I figured it wouldn't hurt to try. I reinstalled this in the vehicle.Made no difference, same issue.6) I removed the starter again, this time leaving all of the connections hooked up but letting the starter hang freely under the vehicle. I triggered the ignition switch repeatedly.The bendix gear both protruded and spun at the same time.7) I did some research to double check that my starter and flywheel are compatible. As far as I can tell, they are. Flywheel is 157 tooth and the starter was one of the ones recommended on the coolcats website. I'm kind of at a loss as far as what to do next. I'm having a hard time understanding how the starter can work every time outside of the car but not when installed, especially since there is no adjustment for gear engagement and I believe I have the right parts.Any ideas?