Starter Rebuild pics

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For those of you that are pic whores :flipoff2: ... oh wait, i'm one of them!

I'll spare the dialogue since you can pretty much find how do do this job in the archives and the FSM is pretty spot on. Here is a link to the FSM pages:

Starter FSM

oh, I should note that my truck has 190k on it...and I think this is the first starter rebuild it's ever had.

the pic with the O ring shows what the O ring looked like BEFORE...barely even existed.














...added these two pics per request. the contactors really didn't look that bad, but that plunger...it needed to go. So take other's advice and replace the plunger while you are in there too.


 
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Thanks!!!

I just so happen to need to do this job as soon as the parts arrive from CDan. They shoulda' shipped today. Hopefully the starter will hold out until they arrive.

On bit of help - what are the dimensions of that block of wood "special tool"?

Thanks again.

Charlie
 

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CharlieS said:
Thanks!!!

I just so happen to need to do this job as soon as the parts arrive from CDan. They shoulda' shipped today. Hopefully the starter will hold out until they arrive.

On bit of help - what are the dimensions of that block of wood "special tool"?

Thanks again.

Charlie
pretty close to the dimensions in the FSM link I sent. Probably want to print those pages out to get dirty ;)

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great write up! we must've been doing it at the same time. my lower bolt was a pain to loosen - even with impact. i had one of my older mechanics help me - Ford driver, International mechanic - and every step of the way he was blown away by the engineering of the 80. rubber gasket in the starter, the way i was able to rebuild with new contacts and plunger, cover boot on the outside of the starter, even the bolt size holding the starter - "you could tow a boat with one of these - this thing is way over built". it's just cool to get admiration from your typical Ford guy, especially one who knows his stuff, mechanically speaking. :cheers:

second on FAQ and a thanks to Cdan.
 

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willmaxr said:
great write up! we must've been doing it at the same time. my lower bolt was a pain to loosen - even with impact. i had one of my older mechanics help me - Ford driver, International mechanic - and every step of the way he was blown away by the engineering of the 80. rubber gasket in the starter, the way i was able to rebuild with new contacts and plunger, cover boot on the outside of the starter, even the bolt size holding the starter - "you could tow a boat with one of these - this thing is way over built". it's just cool to get admiration from your typical Ford guy, especially one who knows his stuff, mechanically speaking. :cheers:

second on FAQ and a thanks to Cdan.
I've been really lucky with most all my bolts. the truck spent 160k of it's first miles as a California truck. Then I brought it to the saltwest and it's probably aged twice as fast. But luckily the bolts haven't been an issue for me. I do pre-spray with a dab of Shaeffers Penetrol, but I probably don't have to. In other words some serious amount of elbow grease and some monkey arms seems to do the trick for me ;)

...yeah, i love the way this truck is built. I'm at 190k miles and it runs better than other peoples <non-toy> junk :beer:

later

kumar
 
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