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2000 7.3 excursion makes a grinding sound sometimes when

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2000 7.3 excursion makes a grinding sound sometimes when starting .Starter is new
Starter relay ?? Shifter cable is tight
Thoughts?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Roy replied 11 months ago.

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there may be missing teeth on the flex plate that could be causing this issue. check all the teeth on the flywheel to confirm.

Roy

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
How do you repair if teeth missing?
Expert:  Roy replied 11 months ago.

you will need to remove the transmission and replace the flywheel

Roy

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It's a major job?
Expert:  Roy replied 11 months ago.

yes it is.

it takes a shop around 8-10 hours of labor.

Roy

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Anything else it could be?
Expert:  Roy replied 11 months ago.

if the starter is not mounted flush with the block, that could cause it but the teeth damage is much more common

Roy

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
If you rebuild transmission does that include replacing flywheel?
Expert:  Roy replied 11 months ago.

no, it is part of the engine assembly, not the trans

Roy

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The transmission has to be removed to replace flywheel?
Expert:  Roy replied 11 months ago.

yes, as I stated in my previous post

Roy

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Roy replied 11 months ago.

your welcome

Expert:  Roy replied 11 months ago.

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