(98 legacy outback 30th, auto)
I'm having a very odd issue. Starter has new contacts. Installed, started the car fine for about a month. Now the starter won't engage the flexplate. Turning the key - it clicks over and whines (constant) but does not turn the motor at all.
I pulled it and had it bench tested, all is well.
-Put it in drive and pushed (dead spot on flexplate?) notta.
-Tryed in Neutral, not the issue.
Only thing I can come up with is not enough amps. The battery is new and has good voltage. The clamps on the car are indeed the factory stamped deal, and could be in nicer shape. Just doesn't make sense that it'd be the problem.
Any insight would be appreciated. It's not my car, but my friend is biking to work currently. Winter is coming!