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Old 10-08-2018, 04:34 PM
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Starter grinding problem

Hello all,

My 2006 E250 has a chronic starter grinding problem. Sometimes it will go weeks without an incident. Other times it will happen multiple times a day. I replaced the starter, no change. Replaced both the negative and positive battery cables with 2 awg marine grade cable along with new battery terminal clamps and a new 10 awg solenoid signal wire, no change.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 10-08-2018, 04:41 PM
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What is it doing? Mine makes a noise for a split second, right after I start it. Usually only when cold. I thought it was idler or tensioner pulley , but I replaced all that and came to the conclusion it's the starter. I haven't changed mine yet because the top starter bolt is a biotch.
 
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Old 10-08-2018, 04:52 PM
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Well, typical grinding of the pinion not engaging the ring gear properly. I thought that maybe I had a bad spot on the ring gear so I had the flex plate/ring gear replace. No change. :headbanging:
 
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That sucks.
 
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https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/620760-awful-starter-grinding-noise-on-occasion-2.html
 
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:00 PM
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Ha ha. You type faster than I do.
 
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:28 PM
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I was at the lumber yard early one morning recently and it happened.

An old guy who was picking lumber near by came over and said "Oh, I hear you got the same problem I do. It's the neutral safety switch. Ya gotta step on the brake pedal while you start it. Design flaw."

Well, I tried that for a while and no change.

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