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What do i have to do to swap a inertia starter motor for a pre-engaged starter motor on my ford mk2 escort

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You do not need to change the ring gear ,just find a pre engaged starter from a escort/cortina/capri with the same type of engine ,cant remember how many teeth you need think its 9 but its a long time ago since i had my greasy mits on real car.thought count the teeth on the inertia its the same .often put the wrong flywheels on the wrong engines on night shift and they just got a different starter on the final assembly

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A lot of work !!!
The engine or gearbox will removing.
You will need to find a pre-engaged starter ring (not sure that one was produced)
Take off flywheel and change over ring gears.. then reassemble.
Why do you want to change it ?

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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On a ford Escort there are only 2 fuse boxes, one is located on the driver side, under the instrument panel, and the other under the hood.

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You find fuse diagrams for all escorts on link below, scroll down to find the 1997-1999 model:

AutoZone.com | Repair Info | Ford Escort/Tracer 1991-1999 Repair

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