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jakem49 02-05-2013 10:24 AM

is my starter bad?
sometimes when i go to start my truck it ticks like the battery is dead, but i just got a new one, then after i turn the key a few more times it will start but it sounds like an airplane coming from under the truck, as if the starter is still going. so then i have to turn the truck off and turn it back on until it doesnt do it anymore.......any feedback is greatly appreciated

RamTech 02-05-2013 10:26 AM

Sounds like the starter drive gear may be binding up. If you're 100% sure that the starter isn't mounted cockeyed then you should exchange it for another one and inspect your flex plate for damage.

jakem49 02-05-2013 10:32 AM

okay ill check it out after school today, dumb question: what/where is the flex plate?

RamTech 02-05-2013 10:38 AM

Flex plate (or drive plate) is the correct term for what most people incorrectly call a flywheel on a vehicle equipped with an automatic transmission.

jakem49 02-05-2013 10:41 AM

ohhhh okay well i learned more here today than i have in school thanks a bunch man have a good one

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