Ford Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
It is possible the teeth on the flywheel/flex plate are broken. Try turn the engine by hand about 10 degrees then retry. If that fails then is for sure the starter. So have an assistant try to start it while you pound on the starter with the handle of a hammer.
You want a excellent 5 star answer & I would like to be rated the same for providing it. Consider I don't know your skill level & I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle. It may take a few back and forth replies. Try your best to respond with good detail so I can do the same. I normally log in at 3pm and work late. A rating is required. Your rating me, what I type. I am not an employee of this website, nor have control over the fees or the time it took to get a response. If you rate negative or not at all you still paid, but I get nothing. I want you pleased with me and my efforts, so let me know if your experience here has come up short.