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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-11-2000, 02:06 PM
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Starter Problems

Every once in a while (when it's damp or raining) the starter on my '90 F.S. Bronco 302 / AOD will not engage. Turn the key and it just spins (loudly!) Over the past year it only happened 2 - 3 times and usually engaged fine after the second try. Yesterday though, it happened and it took 5 or 6 tries before it would start. Sounds like a bad starter to me, any thoughts from anyone? I haven't checked my repair manuals yet - anyone change a starter lately on Bronco 302? Cost? Tips? Thanks much. Matt

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-11-2000, 04:36 PM
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Re: Starter Problems

The same thing happenned to me the other night. My starter was just spinning and whizzing loudly. I got underneath the truck only to find that the two bolts that hold the starter on were coming loose, and the starter was just hanging there. I know it might not be the case with you, but it might be good just to check and makesure that the starter is securely bolted down...it coundnt hurt. About putting in a new starter, its easy, and it took me about 10 minutes the first time I did it. No tips really just remove the old one and put on the new one. Its heavy, so hold it up good. Twwo bolts hold it on. The starter (in case you dont know where it is) is right above the o2 sensor at the exhaust ypipe. You have to lie down underneath the truck , on the passenger side, to see it.

Hope this helpS!!

Roland
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Re: Starter Problems

My 300 I6 had the bolt problem too... they shake loose. put some lock-tite on them and tighten down..... Your bendix??? may not engaging... a rebuilt starter will cost around $40.. not hard to put in.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-12-2000, 08:59 AM
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Re: Starter Problems

Thanks guys - I'll let you know what I find. I would think if the bolts are loose the problem would happen more often - but you never know. Either way, if I replace it I use some locktite.

I'll check it this weekend when I have some daylight.

Matt

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