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starter flywheel problems


tennesseboy

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my fly wheel keeps getting chewed by the starter I have replaced it 4 times now and have ran out of ideas the shimming is fine of it is fine its like the teeth need to be bigger I cant understand how please help :icon_thumby:
 


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Is it a 2.9? I had the same problem with mine, I ended up putting a Ford escort starter gear on it, and haven't a problem since. Disregard, I didn't see 4.0l forum

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if you have a manual trans make sure you are not using an automatic starter as it may not fully disengage from the flywheel.
 

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Also, make sure that if you are having chewing issues you replace the starter and flywheel together. If one is damaged it will take out the other.
 

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