Well, finally got time to tear the 98 down. Sorry it took so long, got my son's ride up to date and off to college with him, had a accident while mowing and broke my foot, and all the other time consuming things that life throws at you. I removed the intake and found fuel puddled around injectors on cylinders 6 and 8. The truck had gotten even harder to start and when it was running I could smell fuel. I changed the injector unit with a new fuel regulator. I went from the factory spider to a MFI unit. Truck started and ran like a champ. I turned off and several times if fired up great. The next day when I came home it didn't want to start and the battery ran down. The starter had become very noisy and started spinning and disengaged. My fear was the flywheel had damaged teeth from the kickbacks that had happened during this process. I removed the starter to check the flywheel. The teeth were warn but still there. The bolt hole that the starter mounts to, had split and the outside piece of the ear was broken off The starter can swing to the side and disengage the flywheel. So bottom line it seemed to be fixed the day I finished, but I do not know for sure. Now, how in the world do I fix the starter mount problem! The piece is broken off and I have it. There are two holes on the good side and the one that is broken but the starter only uses two. I uploaded a pic so you could see. Thanks for any help.
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 AT 7:32 PM