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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 11 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 11 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 11 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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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,
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I am a retired mechanic
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
But I have not run in to this befor
Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 10 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 10 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 10 months ago
one
Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 10 months ago

That should fix it, good find.

Ron

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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 10 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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