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Old 01-08-2010, 03:15 PM
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Starter going out maybe?

I was cranking away trying to start the truck this morning and it cranked and cranked and cranked then grind grind. I stop. then I turn the key. crank for about a second then grind grind. Again turn the key crank for a sec then grind grind. After about the 3rd or 4th time It cranked and fired. I let it run on high idle with the ebpv closed and turned it off at 125 EOT. I tried to start it again, and the same as above happened again.

Need a new starter maybe?

What is involved in replacing the starter?

I remember reading that the DB (I think it was called) is a good one?
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:18 PM
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Is there any chance you would be able to make a video? I'm having a somewhat similar problem and I'm curious if yours sounds the same as mine.

Sorry for not helping lol I'm not too knowledgeable yet
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:54 AM
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Fellas it maybe a starter but it sounds more like a flywheel to me. I had this happen in an older truck. Most V8s will stop in one of 4 places. Over time the flywheel will start to wear in the spots. A new starter might get you by for a while but my guess is that if you find a place where it grinds. The stop and take the starter out and look at the teeth of the flywheel they will look chewed up.
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:16 AM
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yep, broken tooth/teeth on flywheel is sounding about right
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:36 AM
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oh crap dont say that. I hope its just the starter. fingers crossed
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:32 PM
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I would vote starter. Mine did that when it was going bad. The bendix would not actuate fully and it would grind on the flywheel. new starter and problem gone...

I would highly recommend a starter from DB. That is where I got mine. Much cheaper than ford and local parts houses and alot mor torque than the starter that came off (when it would work )

http://www.dbelectrical.com/
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:04 AM
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I ordered the DB starter sat morning. I hope that Fixes my issue. No time or money to take it into get a new flywheel!
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:36 PM
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I installed the DBHT starter and that fixed my problem. The first time I turned the key I had a HUGE smile on my face. that little thing turns the motor like a raped ape! The sound of it spinning still makes me smile after a bunch of start ups in the past few days.

here is the starter before the new one went in



Even if your starter is fine, I still suggest getting one of these DB starters as an upgrade! I did clear the cross member but the amount of space was about the thickness of a credit card so I got out the angle grinder and made a little more room.


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