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There is weird grinding noise on start up. brand new battery, brand new starter. We think its the fly wheel not sure.

After i put the key in and turn it, a grinding noise(kinda like a duck being strangled to make sense of it lol) occurs. it may happen three times in a row pull the key out, get out for a sec put it back in and it starts, sometimes i start it, does the grinding, retry and it starts. Only does it on occassion but has never done it in the past. Any one got any ideas on what it could be thanks.
 

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Pull the starter out and check the gear that mates up to the fly wheel maybe its damaged also test the starter it may be a POS
 

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is it the correct starter for truck(v-6/v-8 auto/man)havehad some come in that the eng plate was bent by owner and wasn't seating the starter flush on trans face.:)
 

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Don't forget to make sure the wires on the new starter are still in good shape and well connected
 

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is it the correct starter for truck(v-6/v-8 auto/man)havehad some come in that the eng plate was bent by owner and wasn't seating the starter flush on trans face.:)
well the oakridge ford dealership did my starter all together, it wasnt me so i would hope so.

Don't forget to make sure the wires on the new starter are still in good shape and well connected
it might be the wire as i did have a wire problem a while ago. they only replaced the started but the noise is completly different if it was that problem, as it would even try to turn over it would just be a high pitch clunk sound (cant explain good :p) and not this grinding. Gonna pull the starter out soon if i cant think of anything. So far i havent had the problem again in 4 days (knocks on wood).
 

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Starter problems are usually always intermittent it will work fine for a bit and the when your about to give your date a ride home in the middle of town or something stupid that's when it will get you...never fails.....lol
 

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Starter problems are usually always intermittent it will work fine for a bit and the when your about to give your date a ride home in the middle of town or something stupid that's when it will get you...never fails.....lol
well when the wire was broke my gf acted as the key starter while i pushed the wire down ;) so no problems there lol
 
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