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MAKING A WEIRD NOISE WHEN I CRANK IT?

2006 Ford F-150 • 32,000 miles

I just bought a 2006 Ford F-150 STX. I noticed that it is making a weird noise when I crank it. Almost like a high pitch screech and I cant Figure out what the problem is. Any ideas?
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Dwhitttt
October 12, 2012.




Starter motor from your description. Have it checked to verify

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Oct 12, 2012.
Squeaal is usually associated with starter drive consisting of gear and 1 way clutch. When clutch slips it is known to make a loud high pitched squeal noise. Hard to test for off vehicle. If slip is bad enough motor will not turn over.
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Fixitmr
Oct 13, 2012.
If it sits over night it cranks without a problem. It seems to happen more when the engine is still hot. But if the engine is cold it works just fine

Tiny
Dwhitttt
Oct 13, 2012.

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