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1990 ford bronco2 starter

Installed rebuilt starter will not engage sounds like not hitting fly wheel replaced silnoid check outfly teeth ok. ???

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  • dmerritt58 Oct 19, 2008

    had rebuilt starter tested at auto parts store ok its almost like the stater is to short from hitting the fly wheel

  • dmerritt58 Oct 19, 2008

    i do not have old starter

  • dmerritt58 Oct 21, 2008

    checked fly wheel has dip in one spot moved fly wheel so to engage starter still grines but starts will this hit the dented spot again.??

  • dmerritt58 Oct 21, 2008

    thanks that what i did not wanted to here but thats ok , what would cause that to dip in on the flywheel like that??

  • dmerritt58 Oct 21, 2008

    thanks that what i did not wanted to here but thats ok , what would cause that to dip in on the flywheel like that??

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    tony yeatman May 11, 2010

    do you still have the old starter as you will need to check a couple of things

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Are you able to remove the trans inspection plate so you can look at the starter as its being engaged?You may be able to see what its doing and wether its the right starter if your starter has two terminals have you put the solenoid wire on the wrong terminal?This would have been easier if you had the original as you could have placed them side by side and compared them and counted the amount of gear teeth

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If the flywheel teeth are ok, it must not be engaging w/ the flywheel as u say. If u pull the starter out u can check w/ jumper cables, ground to starter body (flange for good clamping) and touch positive where pos. battery cable attaches, gear should travel to end of shaft and spin to engage flywheel, if it's not advancing to end of shaft, u need to return it for another rebuilt unit. Note, only touch positive cable briefly, the gear should engage w/great force, so be careful.

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  • Curt Downs Oct 19, 2008

    It does sound like it's not the correct starter, hopefully it isn't because someone changed engine or tranny at some point, w/ a different year that fit the Bronco, but had some different components. I would bring it back and ask to see another, to check if maybe it was just mixed up somewhere w/ the correct unit before u bought it (labeled incorrectly, boxed wrong, etc). The only other option would be to locate the serial # on the engine/ trans. to see if u can determine what the correct starter is for the bronco.

  • Curt Downs Oct 21, 2008

    Yes, it will eventually hit the bad spot, it depends on the position its in when u turn it off, and how long it cranks over before it starts. it looks like u will have to change the flywheel. Good luck!

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