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87 ford ranger with mazde. will start 2 times and then it…

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87 ford ranger with...

87 ford ranger with mazde. will start 2 times and then it sands like it moves where it hats the fliyweel.

Mechanic's Assistant: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. I have put new starter on and it daze the same.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Have put new fliyweel on to. Had to put ballhawsing on to.

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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 8 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 8 months ago

If the flywheel looks good with ALL the teeth and it's also tight, then you're buying cheap starters. OEM is the best way to go, or try Napa. I recall changing a starter 6 times till I got a good one. No more aftermarkets for me:)

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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 8 months ago

Did you have any other questions for me at this time?

Thanks again, Ron

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Thanks again and please remember to rate me 5 stars now
and keep this link in case you need me again later on.
I don’t get credit for assisting you until you rate me
My goal is to assist you in the repair of your vehicle by
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to get you on the right track, which I always do. I can’t hear,
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I am a retired mechanic
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
But I have not run in to this befor
Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 7 months ago

It is possible.

Thanks again and please remember to rate me now and keep this link.

Ron

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
i have found that this flywheel has a flat spot on it. So we are going to gut a new
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
one
Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 7 months ago

That should fix it, good find.

Ron

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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 7 months ago

Thanks again and please remember to rate me 5 stars now
and keep this link in case you need me again later on.
I don’t get credit for assisting you until you rate me
My goal is to assist you in the repair of your vehicle by
supplying you with well educated information. I may not
always have the exact fix you wanted to hear, but my job is
to get you on the right track, which I always do. I can’t hear,
see, smell or touch your vehicle from where I’m at, so your
understanding of that is greatly appreciated. There are no
magical answers, but I do my best to guide you in the right
direction.

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