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I have a 1988fordf150, what would cause the starter to keep heating up and make it hard to restart?

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Normally the location to the exhaust system. Many ford starters were only just good enough for the job and any extra heat caused a starting problem. I fixed mine by buying a starter for a high performance motor and had no more starter problems.

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Hot starting problems are usually fuel related. When a hot engine is shut off, the temperature of the engine and everything on it continues to rise for awhile as the engine undergoes a period of "heat soak." This can cause fuel to boil inside the carburetor bowl, fuel lines and fuel filter. When you attempt to restart the engine, "vapor lock" obstructs the flow of fuel and the engine doesn't want to start.
This is much less of a problem on fuel injected engines because the fuel is usually under much higher pressure inside the injectors and fuel line. Even so, a fuel line routed near an exhaust manifold or a fuel rail that's exposed to a lot of heat may still suffer the same kind of problems.
Heat soak problems such as these can sometimes be cured by wrapping insulation around affected fuel lines, and/or installing an insulating spacer or heat shield under the carburetor.
A Seasonal Problem Hard hard starting tends to be a seasonal problem, but may be worse in the early months of spring when refiners are switching fuel blends. Gasoline refiners produce fuel with a slightly lower volatility rating (called "Reed vapor pressure") during hot summer months because lower volatility fuel is less likely to boil and cause hot starting problems. During the winter, they switch to a higher volatility fuel because it makes cold starting easier. But if you still have "winter" grade fuel in your tank when warm spring weather arrives, you may experience some hot starting problems. The problem will go away, however, as soon as the refiners in your area switch to their summer grade fuel.
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DOES THE STARTER EVEN TURN OVER OR ITS JUST DEAD NO NOISE! IF SO THE THE STARTER IS JUST HOT FROM THE ENGINE HEAT AND THEN HAS A CHANCE TO COOL OFF.
REPLACE THE STARTER IF THATS THE CASE CAUSE IT WILL EVENTUALY DIE COMPLETLY AND NOT RESTART!

CHEERS!

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I see why your questioning why now for heat shield but I'm trying to narrow down the possible causes, as like you, it doesn't make sense to me, after replacing all those parts, unless maybe one is faulty. For years they used a heat shield over starter, now, not so much, but you'll have to look at location of your starter in relation to exhaust heat, and decide whether you feel it's necessary or not. As in other post , are you getting any clicking noise of any kind, when trying to start hot?

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