Starter wont stop cranking!
Here's the deal, my truck is an 06, 26k miles. Today i go start my truck, and i hear the telltale whining sound of the bendix gear in the starter not disengaging. Ok, i shut off the truck and pull the key out of the switch...
IT KEEPS CRANKING FOR A MINUTE....
I had to scramble to find a socket, and disconnected the battery to stop it.
I tapped on the starter with a hammer after I killed it. (Tried to unstick the solenoid)
After doing this, it started up and worked. A few hours later it did it again, but only lasted about 10 seconds and died on it's own.
I'm guessing the solenoid in the starter is arc-ing shut and wont stop powering the starter.
I'm taking it to the dealer tomorrow. Is the starter a sealed unit, or would they just replace the solenoid?
I'm guessing the bendix gear is pretty effed up from the motor running with the starter..
2006 FX4 Level 2. Superlifted with custom Fox shocks..Oxford white. Auto.
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