Mechanics

STARTER GRINDING ON FLY WHEEL

1970 Ford F-100 • 69,000 miles

I just replaced starter and flywheel on 1970 ford f100 and when I tried to start it, it started to grind and then finally started. I let it sit for about a week and tried to start it again and now wont even start, it just starts to grind. And answers?
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Colten_simonds
October 2, 2012.




EVEN A BRAND NEW PART CAN BE BAD!

CLEAN CONNECTIONS FROM THE BATTERY TO THE SOLENOID TO THE STARTER CAN PLAY A PART IN IT THROWING IN WELL

ARE YOU SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT STARTER?

SAME TOOTH COUNT?

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOUR ENGINE SIZE IS--AUTOMATIC OR MANUAL TRANNY

I JUST SORTA GRABBED THIS--302 W/ AUTOMATIC....READ THIS ONE

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_starter-worldwide_5220092-p?searchTerm=starter

HERE'S THE OTHER CHOICES AVAILABLE AT THIS STORE---ALWAYS INSURE IT SAYS "EXACT FIT FOR YOUR...."

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/PartSearchCmd?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&pageId=partTypeList&suggestion=&actionSrc=Suggest&langId=-1&searchTerm=starter&vehicleIdSearch=34828&searchedFrom=header

I HAVE SEEN THE PARTS GUYS GIVE PARTS THAT WILL FIT, BUT IS NOT CORRECT FOR THE APPLICATION

THE MEDIC
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CJ MEDEVAC
Oct 2, 2012.
I loosened the bolts on starter and took a leverage bar and pried up on the starter and it moved up almost 1/2 inch and then tightened bolts back down and works fine now. The bolt holes on the starter were bigger than bolt allowing starter to drop approximatly 1/2 inch away from fly wheel.

Tiny
Colten_simonds
Oct 10, 2012.
ROGER

BEST REMEMBER THAT NEXT TIME, IF YOU TAKE THE STARTER OFF

GOOD LUCK

THE MEDIC

Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Oct 11, 2012.

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