@Johnny - I took the starter out, and bench tested it, it's good.. Flywheel is okay.now that sounds bad, when ya turn it over with the bar or starter motor do you here and feel any compresion?? Does the water pump belt turn while cranking or by turning harmonic balancer?? Almost sounds like a broken crankshaft. You are turning the bolt clockwise??
Joe: Yeah, it doesn't sound good but how can I turn the balancer and see the flywheel moving on the other side, if the crank is broken. Yes, I've been turning clockwise but something just doesn't add up. -Then again, I've never had a crankshaft break on me. If it did break, there was no "sound" of anything major going on. Just plain odd.
Haven't looked at the water pump belt, and she's outside in the dark. I'll check that when the sun comes up. Thanks!