Engine Mechanical problem
1986 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 250000 miles
I have a 1986 Ford Ranger 2.9 6cyl 5 speed manual transmission.
A while back, my starter went bad so I replaced it. A year later it went bad and I replaced it. 3 months later it went bad and I replaced it. Eventually the starter was only lasting a couple of days. I replaced the flywheel and starter. It acted just like it did with the old starter and flywheel. If I take the starter off and push it into what I think is the right position and torque down the starter bolts real good, it will start. But it make a loud grinding sound when the engine starts. The grinding sound only last a split second. If I turn the engine off and start it again, the grinding sound is louder and longer when the engine starts. The grinding sound is louder and last longer each time I start the engine. After 3-4 starts, the engine will no longer start. On the 3rd and 4th start, there is a grinding sound WHILE it is cranking as if it is in a bind.
My question is: What could be causing the problem if I have a new flywheel and starter installed?
Thanks in advance for your time,
have the same problem?
Monday, November 8th, 2010 AT 2:50 PM