How do I diagnose my starter problem?

Asked by Mar 19, 2013 at 08:45 PM about the 1993 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I turn the ignition over and my truck makes a horrible grinding sound. If I persist it starts eventually. It
usually takes three to five tries for the truck to start. However, sometimes it will start on the first try
without any grinding. The starter was recently replaced.

4 Answers


The starter solenoid is not throwing the gear into the flywheel. It could be misaligned. The flywheel could be worn. The solenoid action could be sticking. --- Can't really tell without removing the starter and checking everything out.

Best Answer Mark helpful

loose and no ground because of it

Roy..............You have no idea what you are talking about. The starter was replaced after this problem occurred. Go troll some other people

??????????????????? so you are saying that the starter was put on wrong when the vehicle was made??????? read my post before posting like a dumbass

Your Answer


Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 220,223 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,222.


Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
887 Great Deals out of 59,331 listings starting at $1,980
Used Dodge Ram 1500
327 Great Deals out of 9,602 listings starting at $800
Used Ford Mustang
291 Great Deals out of 38,369 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-250
417 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Explorer
830 Great Deals out of 64,217 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 140,712 listings starting at $19,500
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
177 Great Deals out of 11,369 listings starting at $18,450
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
198 Great Deals out of 8,185 listings starting at $14,500
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
334 Great Deals out of 10,371 listings starting at $11,990
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
538 Great Deals out of 12,889 listings starting at $8,991

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.