Starter spins, doesnt engage
hey everyone im new here, I have a 98 2.5 ranger that im having starter trouble with. the starter spins freely without engaging the flywheel. I tried turning the motor over manually but still no go. Also i took the starter of and the flwheel teeth all looked fine as well as the bendix gear, and had my wife turn he key with the starter off and the bendix gear moves up as it should.
I should say i took the head off to do a had gasket change and before it didnt have any problems cranking, but i dont think that has anything to do with it.
Thanks for any help in advance. -brandon