Car won't start unless I turn the serpentine belt

Asked by Apr 15, 2016 at 07:11 PM about the 1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Occasionally when I try to start the car it makes a
grinding noise but doesn't turn on. I had the starter
rebuilt and I'm still having the same issue. I noticed
that then I turn the serpentine belt it will start fine. I
checked the pinions and they look fine too.

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28,025

so the started drive is adjusted ok?

105,255

Sounds like some bad teeth on the flywheel if a standard or the ring gear if an automatic.

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