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Starter randomly engages rough.


HighMileage93

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93 2.3L. The old starter started missing every so often, sometimes working fine, other times just spinning and hitting the flywheel. Put a new starter in it and still every once in a while it sounds like things aren't meshing well. Just a few minutes ago, it sounded awful and was shaking the whole truck and after cranking a little longer than normal it started. First time it was ever that bad. Do I have a damaged ring gear?
 


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Sounds like either a damaged ring gear, pr a busted/busting flywheel/flexplate.
 

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missing teeth on the flywheel
 

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Yup, ring gear messed up BAD. Going to replace the whole flywheel as it is not much more $$$ than just the gear. My Crossmember is bad though. Anyone have any sources for a new one? No luck on Summit or LMC Truck.
 


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