STARTER GRINDING ON FLY WHEEL

  • Tiny
  • colten_simonds
  • 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?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 AT 2:06 AM

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  • Tiny
  • CJ MEDEVAC
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  • 9,162 posts

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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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 AT 2:23 AM
  • Tiny
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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.

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 AT 3:39 PM
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  • CJ MEDEVAC
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ROGER

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

GOOD LUCK

THE MEDIC

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Thursday, October 11th, 2012 AT 12:22 AM

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