Question about 1983 Ford Econoline
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hello, I would make sure that your car is not one of those half year cars becuase two differn't starters may be offered for the same year of car. Also, I would check and see if your battery has enough CCA's to power your system. The only other thing is to turn your crankshaft with a breaker bar to turn your flywheel to possibly get a fresh area of teeth on it. If none of this fails it's as simple as just replacing the flywheel. If you did a bench test on the starter and the bendix engaged that is good. Buying parts from an Auto parts store does not gurantee the part is good and that the bendix engages the full distance to turn the flywheel. I would try to find a mechanic who rebuilds starters to make sure that the bendix is engaging fully. I hope this helps you!
Posted on May 20, 2009
First do not let this problem go for a long time it will destroy the teeth on the flywheel making it necessary to replace the flywheel $$$, the starter is wrong it is not extending far enough forward to fully engage the flywheel teeth, when ordering the new starter make sure they don't give you the same part # in regards to the starter, it is possible that the starter is just defective but if you install the replacement and the same symptom occurs they are giving you the wrong starter. It is also possiblr that a shim was left out during the reassembley of clutch/flywheel/trans.
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
If the starter bendix is working then they gave you the wrong starter. or if yours has the cylinoid mounted on it , this woud be bad. either way you will need to take it back to the store. flywheels can't be adjusted
Posted on Nov 27, 2010
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Possible. That, or maybe the starter has the wrong gear in it...there could be different ones, but I don't know for sure on this particular application.
Posted on Aug 28, 2011
Did you buy the right one,there are two types one for automatic,the other for manual transmission.Make sure it's not cocked.on evenly and the teeth go into the flywheel teeth.
Posted on Nov 22, 2012
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