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How do i bleed front brakes on 88 ranger? when starting vehicle, very loud grinding noise, maybe starter or flywheel?

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  • porschelover May 25, 2009

    thank you but my wife drove it and i just had to go get her because it would not start. now when you turn key, it just whines so i pretty sure it was starter.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    upon starting I get a loud whining noise and only on start up. iv changed the flex-plate and starter and its the same as be for. any help please

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Bleed right side first...open valve on caliper and have someone step gently down on brake. close bleeder. repeat till no air comes out. Repeat on drivers side. Keep master cyl full while doing this.
Grinding noise can come from bad starter drive gear, bad flywheel teeth or misaligned starter. You have to check this...I can't see that far!!! Best way to see flywheel teeth is to remove starter and turn engine by hand while looking into starter hole.

Posted on May 25, 2009

  • Richard Scordino May 25, 2009

    check that there are teeth on the flywheel there just whining may mean they arent there. (to start it, turn the engine by hand off that spot)

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