Help in Celica Club Posted August 17, 2003 :( please can anyone out there help me?i have an old celica 1989 2litre twin cam that is in otherwise perfect condition, however the problem i have appears to be linked to the starter motor? the engine isnt seized but when i turn the ignition key the engine gives half a turn or so then refuses to spin whilst the starter motor makes a funny noise, I think these starters have a clutch in them and I assumed this was slipping, I bought a reconditioned starter motor and fitted it only to have excactly the same thing happen!!! I may be unlucky and the second motor is faulty but I cant believe it! Im flumuxed maybe the ring gear is worn? I just dont know ,if anyone can help please make a suggestion, thanks in advance.