87 ranger with a 90 motor. high pitched noise when i try to turn it over.
When i turn the key over i get thi high pitched noise its almost like a grinding noise, im not sure. it all happened when i replaced the solenoid because it wouldnt start. i'm pretty sure i have everything hooked up to it correctly, i even replaced the starter thinking that might have been it, but i put it in and i am still getting that noise. i am not mechanically inclined at all so im clueless. andy help would be greatly appreciated. thanks.
ps when i bypass the solenoid i dont get the "noise" but it still wont start.
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Did you get the right starter? Did you put the starter straight? Did you lock the screw evenly? where this noise from?You mentioned the noise like high pitch grinding noise, is it from the starter area or flying wheel?
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The problem you are experiencing is one of two possiblilties. First, the bendix is weak in the starter. Best course of action is to replace the starter. When you pull the starter out, use a pry bar or screwdriver to rotate the flywheel an inspect the meshing teeth of the flywheel. If there is a section that has worn teeth then the flywheel needs to be replaced.
Check your battery first. Cold weather does horrible things to car batteries... if it's more of a grinding sound I would say that your starter gear is bad. I believe they call it a ring gear? I had a similar problem with a kushman scooter that I use to deliver snowcones through the neighborhoods. It has teeth that need to engage and if those teeth have been grinded down it will have a hard time engaging....