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91 Explorer starter problem after replacing.

I just recently replaced my starter on a 91 Explorer. It was hard starting before replacement, but now starts right up with new starter. Now the problem. Vehicle starts right up but grinds somewhere, it sounds like it coming from the starter area. Soon as the grinding starts I shut it off.

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    Jim King Aug 30, 2012

    my 1991 just started doing the same thing i took out the starter and relay and had them tested and both are good



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It May Be A Bad Starter I Have Replaced 3 In A Row Before I Got A Good One.

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