Main IndexAuto Repair Home Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN







1988 ford ranger flywheel


  Email This Post



kbruce
Novice

Jun 19, 2008, 12:31 PM

Post #1 of 6 (3953 views)
post icon 1988 ford ranger flywheel Sign In

I have a 1988 for ranger and it's just about to chew up the 2nd starter within the last few months. I crawled under and took a look at the teeth on the flywheel, they seem pretty scared up and I'm almost positive that is the problem. In order to replace that I'm going to have to drop the transmission and replace the flywheel ring gear and clutch all at the same time. I'm the first to admit that my mechanical knowledge is pretty basic. This seems like a pretty big job and I'm a little nervous. I have all the parts and a fresh starter, and a manual for the pickup but any other tips or resources would be a great help.

thanks


dave284
Enthusiast
dave284 profile image

Jun 19, 2008, 6:08 PM

Post #2 of 6 (3948 views)
Re: 1988 ford ranger flywheel Sign In

I would also replace the T.CONVERTER pump seal and the rear main oil seal while you have the trans removed.


Tom Greenleaf
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Tom Greenleaf profile image

Jun 19, 2008, 6:56 PM

Post #3 of 6 (3939 views)
Re: 1988 ford ranger flywheel Sign In

Dave - I think they mean a standard trans and real flywheel. I might try shims to increase clearance as it seems starter drive was just getting way too close. Hey - I'm not the one looking at it to decide if the worn ring gear can still last or not.

It's been about 100 years since I've even seen a gear replaced and I think you bust off the ring gear, put flywheel in a freezer and heat new ring gear and when the same temp they will stick like welded - probably wrong on that - check on that.

Pic below shows a way to adjust starter drive gear to ring gear....with wire and shims to change position not shown,

T


_________________________________________
Long retired now


(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Jun 19, 2008, 6:57 PM)


dave284
Enthusiast
dave284 profile image

Jun 20, 2008, 7:25 AM

Post #4 of 6 (3930 views)
Re: 1988 ford ranger flywheel Sign In

Oh. sorry about that, eyes aren't as good as used to bePirate.


Tom Greenleaf
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Tom Greenleaf profile image

Jun 20, 2008, 9:15 AM

Post #5 of 6 (3929 views)
Re: 1988 ford ranger flywheel Sign In


Didn't you get the company issued eyeball! Way2Old got the crystal ball so we have to rely on this sucker!

Just busting you,

T
_________________________________________
Long retired now


kbruce
Novice

Jul 24, 2008, 8:57 AM

Post #6 of 6 (3884 views)
Re: 1988 ford ranger flywheel Sign In

Thanks for the tip. I found that they don't make shims for my starter any more but was able to cut and bend another set, worked out great thanks!!




1988 ford ranger flywheel


  Email This Post
 
 


Feed Button




Search for (options) Privacy Sitemap

web statistics