Originally Posted by massivespl
Does the solenoid engage the gear to the flywheel? Cuz it's turning over so the solenoid has to be engaging right?
I don't know about your vehicle, some have multiple terminals for various parts of the starter. If the starter is at fault, it's possible that the gear that engages the solenoid to push out against the flywheel could be bad. If you feel like getting dirty again you could pull the starter and hook it up outside the car to see if it spins and pushes the solenoid plunger out. Be VERY careful if you do this because it will jump around like a mofo. Sorry I can't be of more help, I've only worked on a handful of starters, lol. I do know that I've seen bad ones that were brand new out of the box.