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Jimm

Jimm 9/14/2012

2005 Ford F-150 XLT 8 Cyl 5.40L

Engine

What could cause a new starter to have an intermittent grind from the drive gear to the flywheel ring gear teeth?

Have already replaced the OEM starter that had same the occasional grinding / gear engagement issue at start-up - with a new starter motor.
With a new starter installed, still have the same issue; could this be related to; faulty starter drive, starter drive teeth positioning (alignment) - needing shims, worn flywheel ring gear, or warped flywheel?
Are there any other possibilities to look for?

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olds40316mm

olds40316mm 9/14/2012

Have the flex plate or fly wheel starter ring inspected all the way around .sounds to me your missing a few teeth on it . Inspect the teeth on the bendix for damage too

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Jimm

Jimm 9/15/2012

Thanks for your feedback - I've inspected the flywheel and it has some damaged teeth. Time for a new flywheel or ring gear.

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