Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 85000 miles
The starter occasionally makes a loud high-pitch noise when attempting to start. It does not appear to be a belt and stops when the engine is running. Car was taken to a transmission shop who claimed to have checked the entire flex plate and said it was OK. They stated the starter motor was bad. This was replaced (including the solenoid) but the problem still exists. I checked the flex plat (but only a single spot - didn't turn the trans) and it looked fine. Only a very small amount of shavings inside the old starter housing. I did notice that the battery cable had corrosion on it. I am told that the problem happens more frequently when very cold outside.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 AT 2:42 PM