1988bronco what would cause the starter to keep going out I have put on numerous new ones please reply

Asked by Nov 19, 2016 at 08:56 AM about the 1988 Ford Bronco

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Starter keeps going out

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I had a full size bronco that would also eat starters, I went through 3 rebuilds and 2 brand new ones in 2 years, so I put on a high performance gear reduction starter, still had that starter when I sold it 3 years later. Just make sure your not loosing voltage in the cables before putting on any more starters. I added additional ground straps from engine to body and frame as this seems to be a weak point on those older Broncos and Trucks.

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Also, check for damaged or missing teeth on the flywheel as well as the proper starter drive to flywheel ring gear clearance. HTH. - Jim

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Thank you Jim!


You're welcome. Glad to help. Thank you for the best answer click! -Jim

This is a 2.9 do they make a gear reduction for it?


Crappy rebuilt starters might be the problem. Buy a quality one and your problems might be solved.

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