Starting problems any advice is greatly appreciated

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Starting problems any advice is greatly appreciated

Post by Mupton92 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:30 pm

I have a 1988 ford bronco 2 XLT, I purchased it for fairly cheap cause of damage to the windshield, however a couple days went buy and it wouldn't start. I've owned one of these in the past and was somewhat familiar with certain issues. When I turned the key the starter would hit the flywheel it would just soon. So I got a warranty on the starter cause the previous owner purchased one a couple months back it was remanufactured. While at AutoZone the guy told me that when turning the key of the doesn't engage the starter every time it could be the solenoid switch (under the passenger fender) so I get home hook up the remanufactured starter and it cranked for a split second with an awful noise then went so spinning again so looked the starter again and the casting where the bolt threads through was broken off so took it back got for a different one and tried to start it and it wouldn't even spin, went back to AutoZone for a solenoid switch and now turn the key does nothing in fact my oil light comes on with the rest of the dashboard lights, when I try starting it from the solenoid the start spins and doesn't hit the flywheel

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Re: Starting problems any advice is greatly appreciated

Post by tekatlarge » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:02 pm

Could this be a stripped ring gear on the flywheel or flexplate. Take a look in the hole at the flywheel and if you have any damaged teeth you will need to replace the flywheel of flexplate depending on if you are stick or automatic.
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