starter want line up

Asked by Feb 23, 2017 at 09:49 AM about the 1987 Ford F-150 XLT Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've changed several starters, replaced flywheel
and put a schime on the starter. truck starts
time and after that the teeth from the flywheel to
the starter just want line up anymore and just
makes a loud noses and keeps messing up the
teeth on both the starter and flywheel. I've been
trying to fix this problem for a while now. any
suggestions before I take it to a shop.

1 Answer


If this is an automatic transmission, then you need a new flex plate. If this is a manual transmission, then you need a new ring gear. I would also replace the starter drive since you have ben grinding on it. The starter more than likely is still good.

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