I have a 97 ford explorer sport 4x4 4.0 liter with manual shift the starter drive gear will engage but the starter wont turn if I remove the starter with the wires still connected it will turn

Asked by Aug 19, 2015 at 04:16 AM about the 1997 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

starter drive engages flywheel but wont turn the engine remove the starter with the wires attached and the drive engages and the starter turns battery is good engine is good I can roll it off to start it in 2nd gear and it runs great could the starter motor be weak and still pass the testing phase?

2 Answers

51,505

No, it shouldn't. A starter/alternator repair shop can test the starter under load. Starter or solenoid is the problem, as long as that battery is good.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
16,660

The starter must be tested under load, places like autozone do it for free. If the starter test good visually check the cogs on the flywheel. Make sure your flywheel does not have broken cogs in the position where it engages the starter when the gear is extended in starting mode.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford Explorer Questions

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 9,370
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,750
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition
418 Great Deals out of 24,693 listings starting at $1,999
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
844 Great Deals out of 68,670 listings starting at $864
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
775 Great Deals out of 28,448 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,693 Great Deals out of 211,512 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Durango
300 Great Deals out of 24,109 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
320 Great Deals out of 20,548 listings starting at $2,295
Used Nissan Pathfinder
410 Great Deals out of 24,816 listings starting at $999
Used GMC Yukon
516 Great Deals out of 17,124 listings starting at $1,799

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 44,399 listings starting at $24,490
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
166 Great Deals out of 5,850 listings starting at $16,900
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
135 Great Deals out of 3,462 listings starting at $13,595
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
254 Great Deals out of 6,053 listings starting at $11,400
2013 Ford Explorer For Sale
146 Great Deals out of 3,888 listings starting at $9,000