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I have an awful grinding noise when I start the rig, same…

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I have an awful...

I have an awful grinding noise when I start the rig , same sound when you try to start an already running vehicle. I replaced the ignition switch and now it seems battery is dead and still make grinding noise??

Mechanic's Assistant: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?

It’s brand new and tested good before ignition switch replace unable to test now

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

2000 expedition 5.4

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

On my 3rd starter 2nd battery 2nd starter relay and a new ignition switch, wires things happen , wipers come on when you turn on key

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

Just that I think it is an electrical issue and not starter or flywheel

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Ford Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 1 month ago
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Hello and welcome to Just Answer

this sounds like the starter motor clutch / throw out bearing may be jammed

often they can be given a new lease of life by removing the starter

and using brake cleaner to thoroughly degrease and remove all debris then apply some fresh copper grease to the pinion shaft and try re-fitting it

one other thing to check is if the ring gear isn't damaged and that the mating face for the motor is square and flat

also check that castings aren't cracked or deformed

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Ford Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 1 month ago

Also check the resistance of the main positive lead that runs down to the motor as anything more than a few ohms and it should be replaced

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Ford Mechanic: Cardoctor71, ASE Master Technician replied 1 month ago
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new expert here, i am going to send you a special request to solve your issue with an indepth phone call. Long story short, a faulty reman starter has caused you a compound ,very expensive issue.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Please explain a little more
Ford Mechanic: Cardoctor71, ASE Master Technician replied 1 month ago

A faulty reman starter with incorrect final installed clearance has damaged the flywheel along with the starter bendix, both will have to be replaced and before starting the first time the damaged ignition switch will have to be replaced, unfortunately this will require transmission removal.

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Ford Mechanic: Cardoctor71, ASE Master Technician replied 1 month ago

replacement of the flywheel, torqueing new hold down bolts, the starter repla cing and torqueing of the new hold down bolts, then replacement of the the ignition swirtch from increased resistance damage causing the weird electrical malfunctions.

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Ford Mechanic: Cardoctor71, ASE Master Technician replied 1 month ago

apparently the phone call service i was referring to is still having technical malfunction issues, admin has benn working on the problem lately.

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Please rate my service and i will continue to answer your questions until you are completely satisfied with my answers.

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