Question about 2004 Ford F150

1 Answer

My car is having trouble starting up the starter is making fkat buzzing sound any ideas?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 771 Answers

Sounds like a slipping pinion gear. Remove starter solenoid assembly and put on the kitchen table, old newspapers for protection are optional. The pinion gear is the one on the end of the starter motor shaft that is driven forward to engage with e toothed edge of the flywheel. It should free wheel in one direction and lock solid when reversed. The locking clutch mechanism its what supplies the motor's rotation to the flywheel to crank the engine over. If the pinion gear clutch is slipping the motor makes a whizzing sound as the shaft spins within it. You can buy a new pinion gear cheaply. Whilst the motor is out buy a refurbishment kit ($10) for the solenoid consisting of contact striker plates and plunger . This preventative measure will avoid any hassle in this department for many years.

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

2003 kia sorento starter troubles


check to make sure the starter does not need a shim on it for clearance between the starter gear and the flywheel.

Mar 21, 2015 | 2003 Kia Sorento

3 Answers

I turn ignition car makes a sound but want start what is wrong?


Not quite enough info here. Does the starter sound normal? Is it turning the engine over but the engine will not start. Please explain what "makes a sound means". I want to help.

Sep 26, 2014 | 2004 Mercury Sable

1 Answer

I ran out of gas and put some back in now my car is making a buzzing sound and the lights are flicking when i try to start it


Sounds like you have flattened the battery, the buzzing sound is the starter solenoid tripping in and out due to low power so the lights start flicking, charge battery or boost start from another vehicle

Dec 31, 2013 | 2000 Buick Century

1 Answer

Car wont start clicking/buzzing sound


bad starter, frozen probably low battery from bad alternator/battery
if both ok then bad starter

Dec 17, 2013 | 2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8

1 Answer

I have a 95 honda civic automatic which was running normal except for a metal clapping sound coming from inside the engine/transmission which over a week got louder but would either change in sound or get...


Have a look at the flexi plate . That is the plate with the starter ring gear on it which the starter engages to turn the engine over. They have a habit of cracking and failing. If it has broken away completely it is possible that the plate has been jammed by the starter pinion against the bell housing.

Dec 08, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Efi makes buzzing noise


glad you solved the problem

Jul 30, 2012 | 1989 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

When ignition is switched on their is a whirring sound and engine wont turn over.and start.


It sound like the lobes on the starter's shaft have worn down and aren't making positive contact with the flywheel anymore. A "whirring sound" would be the starter motor spinning but not "catching". If it's a clicky/buzzing sound then it would more likely be the starter solenoid, low battery/bad alternator.
The "whirring" sound should still be winding down for just a second after you turn the key off. The "buzzing" symptom will stop instantly when you turn the key off.

Dec 02, 2009 | 2002 Jaguar X-Type

1 Answer

Starter? Wiring? 2003 Toyota Corolla troubles


I would suspect the starter. Here is a little test to narrow it down...when it does not turn over, open the hood, locate the starter, and tap it with a hammer. Sometimes, the starter contacts are worn, and the current is not clowing thru the contacts, into the windings. If it does start after that, you need the contacts replaced. Thisis assuming that the battery is good, and the battery terminals are clean and free of corrosion.

Oct 29, 2009 | 2003 Toyota Corolla

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Ford F150 Logo

75 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76691 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5537 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...