I have a 1985 bronco II 2.8l 5 speed manual, I replaced my starter 2 times and rebuilt my original starter so a total of three difernt starter's still nothing.. starter just spins.. I checked my flywheel...
Since no one has answered yet, I will comment. When any of these starters turned, their bendix switch should have extended to catch the flywheel. On some, a pin is used to position the bendix on the starter shaft.
Can not say why original bendix does not work except that it must be pinned to the shaft. For replacement starters, there can be differences in the gear size of the bendix. Even some gears have different amounts of teeth on the bendix gear. Have not heard of needing shims to mount the starter to the Ford engine, but old GM products were shimmed. For that matter, some windings inside starters could be reversed, especially in Marine dual engine applications.
You went to a lot of work to change the flywheel, check the length of the starter to see if it is mounting deep enough to catch the flywheel. Maybe the bell housing is interfering with installation.
Aug 21, 2017 |
1985 Ford Bronco II