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Mustang i read what you wrote to another guy and i think you may be right i just wanted to tell you what my problem is. I have a 87 mustang 5.0 i turned it off and went to restart it, it just makes a kind of machine gun noise and wont turn over. I let it sit for a while came back out and it started after grinding a bit. a guy comes up to me and says sure enough its the solinoid so im thinking yeah it heats up and wont start so i replace it and im still having trouble. im wailing on the starter and it doesnt seem to be making any kind of difference. the engine sounds fine when it starts but trying to crank over sounds like its blown. scared the **** out of me.

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Your bushings in your starter are probly worn out. Its a fairly common problem on fords. My own mustang did it often as well. The starter is right near the exhaust manifold so sometimes when it cools down it works again a few times but you will want to get your starter changed out as soon as possible.

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