i have a 1985 bronco ii and when i start it it makes a grinding noise just when i go to start it. when it runs it is fine. We pulled the starter and checked the flywheel and you can see where it is nicked but im not missing any teeth. the starter had shavings in it. Replaced the starter once it was fine for the first couple starts then sttarted grinding again. any sugjestions?

Asked by Apr 12, 2018 at 05:08 PM about the 1985 Ford Bronco

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1985 bronco ii.  5-speed, 4x4, half year so some parts are 1984 and some
are 1985.

3 Answers


Did you try to shim it?

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we are going to try it tomorrow. we are trying to figure out multiple suggestions and try them till someting works

when i bought the vehicle it was fine. then the starter started acting up the just up and quit. rolled it off and when got home changed the starter that night it was fine for the first couple starts thendoes it again. we took it off today in the shop and put it back n thinking i may have out it in at a angle and lowered the lift and turned it iver and still did it so we are going to shim it tomorrow and if that dont work then i have no idea what will do.

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