I have a 1999 Mercury Mounatineer. It's a V6 4.0, and it's automatic. This vehicle would not start, so i removed the starter, and had it tested. The old starter's bearings were going in it, so i bought a new starter. I have the new starter installed and everything is connected. The vehicle will not turn over. I have gone through and pollished up all ground wires in my truck, and it still does nothing with the key turned over. Even when i make a connection with a screwdriver to the posts on the cylinoid the starter actually comes on, but will not engadge the transmission. I'm curious if naybe it is not a ground wire, but one of the power wires is not connected. I have had this issue before with a Dodge Neon (ground wire) and a Olds Alero (cigar lighter short), but I'm really at my witts end here.
Thanks in advanced!
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Not likely, a bad solenoid usually results in nothing starting at all. The starter only runs a few seconds when first starting the engine. It could be the alternator which is always running. The starter basically replace the old hand crank form decades ago and simple rotates the engine while the fuel burn cycle engages.
Sounds a bad starter that may have damaged the ring gear on the flywheel. When it grinds like that the starter is not fully engaging the ring gear and could have damaged it. The starter needs to be removed and the gear inspected thru the mounting hole for the starter. Minimum you need a starter
it is the "flywheel" bolted to the rear of an engine that connects the engine to the torque converter on an automatic transmission equipped vehicle. This flywheel also has the gear teeth around its diameter that engages the starter motor, allowing the starter to turn the engine.
may work may not...on older cars when the starter went bad and the car wouldn't start you could tap the starter with a long screwdriver or hammer lightly and the solenoid would engage and start the car but you need to get it home or to shop cause it wouldn't work again..if you try this and the starter engages then the starter needs to be replaced if you haven't already tried..if the lights are flashing when you try to start the vehicle then o would say its prob a malfunctioning alarm system..try to diengage it by pulling fuse for alarm..don't know if you can though..check the starter...good luck
starter replacement itself would not effect transmission,check that transmission cooler lines to radiator were not loosend or damaged changing starter.place a piece of cardboard under vehicle to help pinpoint leak.