4.9 engine. Starter will not disengage after engine starts.

Asked by Feb 10, 2017 at 06:45 PM about the 1988 Ford F-150 XLT Standard Cab 4WD SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Fly wheel is new.  Starter was new.  Solenoid was new.  Ground cable back to battery severely overheated.

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115,125

Sounds as if the new starter may be defective, You may want to look at the starter relay...maybe hanging up..

92,495

Buy a quality rebuilt starter, most are crap. Get one where everything has been rebuilt, not just the defective parts.

21,700

From what I understand you purchased a flywheel and starter for a 30 year old vehicle. Do you still have the old parts? If so check and make sure the new pinion gear matches the new cogs in the flywheel. If not matched they will bind. Sounds like one or the other may be mismatched. Worth a check.

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