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How do i know if the starter is broken in my 1999 ford contour v6

It makes a grinding noise. the car wont start properly. I had to ride my battery and replace it two times. I've had the starter replaced. my alternator went out before.

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You need starter shims added till it stops grinding at the auto parts store cheap

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Ford issued 2 TSBs concerning this issue. Ford TSB Number: 9913137 and TSB Number: 6906. I haven't been able to find out what the TSBs address. Contact your Ford service department for complete information on these. If I find out more I will post it

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From your description, it is very likely the starter is failing. It has already cost you a couple of batteries. I can tell you from my own experience that you can go from having a working starter to nothing with a dead battery very quickly

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but before u can do this have someone set inside the car with the key turn in the start position...

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