Hi folks (thanks G-Benz for your help),
For this kind of starting problem, is it the transmission ring gear that is the most likely suspect? Does one have to get the starter motor also replaced along with it? How big a job is it (roughly, in terms of labor hours) to replace the ring gear on the flywheel? While at it, are there any other parts that I should get replaced since the transmission would have to be taken out?
Would appreciate any comments from the pros.