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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
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Well I suspect it is the flywheel but not sure. I replaced the starter with a reman one about a year ago. Starting a few months ago every so often when I turn the key to start the truck it will make that terrible grinding noise sounding like the starter is slipping. I turn the key off & then try starting & it will not do it & the truck will start. It has progressively gotten more frequent. Since the weather has gotten colder & it takes more cranking to get her to go the noise has gotten much worse. Today I tried to get her going & she would roll over a couple seconds & then make that noise & then it sounds like the starter is binding up & stopping. Turn key & then try again & same thing. It took alot of trys to get her running. It feels like after 1 revoultion of the flywheel this noise starts & the engine stops turning. I have checked to make sure the bolts are not coming loose on the starter & they are not.
Perhaps I am jumping to conclusions a bit so what is the best way to determine the cause? I can take the starter off & check the teeth on the bendicks drive but other then that I don't know what to check on the starter. Since it is only a year old I haven't given alot of thought to it being the cause but I suppose it could be. Is there any easy way to check/turn the flywheel to see if there are any bad teeth on that? I suppose when it does it I could take the starter off & see what the flywheel looks like. If there is a bad spot on the flywheel then that should be where it is.
2001 f-350 ext.cab. 7.3 auto non dually. 262k miles. New HD tranny at 67,000 miles. Boost, EGT, Tranny temp gauges. 04/10 DIY check valve VO conversion. 20 plate FPHE,Fass HPFP set at 70 PSI,TIH, 10 micron spin on filter with coolant wrap, 150 micron prefilter, hrydraforce purge valve, 40 gallon greasecar tank with hotfox, SS braided hose to heads, Oil temp, pressure & fuel level gauges. 110K miles on grease.
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