your fly wheel or starter is not balanced it sounds like it is your fly wheel because your transmission mount is gone or your motor mounts are gone. either one will offset when the mounts go.
There is a vin# break in that model year for the flywheel. The 8th digit of the vin number determines which flywheel was used. Basicly they used 2 different flywheels that year. I had that problem and after much research i found the correct one at oreillys auto parts. All other parts stores did not show a vin break in the part number.
To my knowledge, there is no cable that grounds the starter to the frame. The starter is grounded when is bolted to the flywheel housing.
it may be that your flywheel is loose, and the starter is jumping the teeth,
How do you remove the flywheel on a 1999 ford ranger
Your starter has gone bad and will need to be replaced unless you can take the starter to an automotive electrician and he may be able to fix it.
Check and or replace your starter solenoid.
I've had a sticky starter solenoid do this to me. I just hit it with a hammer and it's been working since. But you could replace it too.
The starters will not interchange. The starters do not align with the bolt holes and flywheel.
If the starter has been grinding against the flywheel for quite some time there is a GOOD chance that the flywheel is stripped. On the other hand, if it just started and it's engaged thoroughly in the past, you probably just have a bad starter bendix. Pull the starter then use a screwdriver or some other tool for prying to slowly turn the flywheel and inspect each tooth of the flywheel. Look for any that are significantly worn down or missing. If ANY fit that category you will need to pull the engine or transmission and replace the flywheel or flexplate depending on whether it's a manual transmission or an automatic.
what are the torque specs for the flywheel on a 92 ford ranger?
Pressure plate to flywheel bolts - 24 ft/lbs
The starter is usually located on the passenger side, under and to the rear of the engine where it bolts up to the flywheel housing. You will recognize it by the red cable and small wire that connect to it. Good luck
The 2004 Ford Ranger starter is located on the right hand side of the engine. The starter will be at the back of the engine.
It could be that the starter pinion drive (also known as the bendix) is worn. If it is grinding and roatating slowly, then the bushings are worn. In either case, you neep to overhaul or replace the starter.
they are 56 to 64
Check to make certain that it's wired correctly. Some starters can be wired wrong and cause that problem, probably not a ford though. If that's not it, check the alignment between the starter and flywheel and make certain that it's the right flywheel and starter and that the new bendix works right. Otherwise, you're on your own on that one. It's a mystery if none of the above fixes it. If it is just spinning and not turning the engine, not even once, then the problem is either a bad started, the flywheel was used and the teeth are chewed too far down. the way it works is you hit the key, the started drive kicks inside the bellhousing a little bit so the drive head on the starter connects with the teeth on the flywheel and spins the flywheel which in turn rotates the engine. If it is not touching the engine at all, then I would make sure you got the right parts and that they were good parts, specially if you got a starter from a junkyard, or one from a parts store that said it was rebuilt as they have a bad record with rebuilding those and alternators.
resistance somewhere in starter circuit
I had mine replaced today and they also replaced the oil and air filters and the total cost was $370 with tax. I live in Baton Rouge, LA.
The only noise a solenoid can make is a "click" when it is engaged. The solenoid is just an electrically operated switch that allows you to control a large amount of current by applying a relatively small amount of current. If you are hearing a "whirring" sound, it's probably the starter that is not engaging the flywheel. There are only 3 possibilities: 1. The starter bendix is not functioning properly. I believe that model Ford uses a bendix on the starter. It's a mechanism that engages the starter to the flywheel when you use the starter and disengages the starter when you stop so that the starter doesn't spin while the engine is running. 2. The starter is not aligned properly or you have the wrong starter. 3. There is a worn place on your flywheel/flexplate making a space where the starter can't engage. If you suspect that, next time the engine won't start like that, pull the starter and examine the gears on the flywheel/flex plate. If it's worn or you have missing gears you'll need to find a replacement. solenoid should only make a clicking sound not a whirring sound most fords however , have a solenoid on the starter and also one under the hood check solenoid under the hood' if that is not the problem, then u have either stripped teeth on the starter gear, or stripped teeth on flywheel
Replacing the flywheel on a 1987 Ford Ranger 4x4 can be pretty complicated. The best best would most likely be to bring the vehicle to an accredited mechanic and enlist the help of a professional.
Could be a bad starter solenoidCould be a bad neutral or clutch safety switch if so equipped
Yes I just replaced the solenoid for my Ranger and it is located on the passenger side right side panel under the hood right in eyes veiw. Hope this helps. Val
In my 2002 ranger, the starter is bolted to the bell housing on the driver's side of the transmission. there are two 15mm bolts holding it in.
There are several reasons why a 1990 Ford Ranger won't start or turn over. The truck may need plugs, the starter may need replaced, or the battery may be dead.
or, you need a new starter celiniod* i dont see how you could of switched sides of the celiniod when u only replaced the starter *spelling error, i know
Quit trying to start my Ford Ranger! Is your Ranger cranking slow (low battery), not cranking (dead battery, bad starter), cranking good but not getting gas (clogs, no gas in tank, bad fuel pump), not getting spark (plugs, wires, coil), or what?