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Old 04-10-2011, 07:08 AM
reeflover reeflover is offline
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Default 87 starter grinding

does anyone know if you can shim the starter on a 87 2.9l it grinds a litle on start then clicks after they key is disengaged any help would be great thanks all
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:11 AM
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Default Re: 87 starter grinding

Does it have a plate between the engine and transmission that locates the starter? Do you see anything that would prevent correct alignment between the engine and transmission?

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Old 04-16-2011, 12:01 PM
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Default Re: 87 starter grinding

I actually have the same problem on my 89 ford ranger, it grinds a small amount on the start, then catches, there is a plate between the starter and transmission, would that prevent correct alignment??
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