What would cause my 89 F 150 to go through starters? Everything is new but the starters keep going out Put new starter in turned truck off it stayed engaged and burned that starter Help

Asked by Apr 28, 2016 at 01:09 PM about the 1989 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Check the starter electrical circuit first from ignition switch to starter motor, including voltage drops... If the trucks been apart there's a chance someone installed the wrong flywheel or flexplate! the issue is starter gear getting "stuck" engaged. this can be an alignment problem. The starter can be shimmed so it will not become stuck engaged. "STARTERS" how many are we talking?

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