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Starter is milling on the drive plate been thru 5 starters

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Starter is milling on the drive plate been thru 5 starters in two years seems to happen when not parked on a level surface. Also this might sound far fetched but 9 out of 10 times if I release the tilt on the steering wheel and slam it up añd down once it starts and maybe 7 out of ten times if I move shift lever to neutràl o4 slam it up àñd down seems to work ànd she starts. No missing teeth on ring gear but definitely milled thru àlmost half the thickness of the ring gear. I am stumped.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Can I get the year, make, model, and engine?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I 2005 Ford f150 5.⁴ 172k 2wd super crew xlt
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

What brand starters are you using?

When it will not start, have you ever monitored the voltages to the 2 wires at the starter?

The only other thing besides the wiring, starter, and flexplate is going to be the crank thrust bearing bad and the flexplate to far away from the starter bendix.

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Thanks Chris

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.

Hi. So have you replaced the ring gear yet? It says you just replaced the starter a few times?

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