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Old 09-27-2002, 04:28   #1 (permalink)
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Replaced Starter in XF today.... Ring gear trouble!

Hey Guys!

I got round to replacing the starter in my xf today after it was grinding/jamming every now and again. After the old starter was removed...i saw that some teeth on the ring gear were shiny and "worn down" a bit...now...the old shagged starter would have damaged the ring gear...

ive been told that if i dont replace the ring gear my new starter could possibly become damaged, and/or its only a matter of time before the gear fails.

How much is it to replace the ring gear??...it looks like a big job to me :-(

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If you don't replace the ring gear, you could damage your new starter (not a huge deal because they are fairly cheap). I would put the new one in and see how it goes. If it jams etc., then replace the ring gear/flywheel. To replace it, you need to seperate the engine from the trans, unbolt the flywheel, and bolt the new one on.
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Yeah starters arent that expensive so ill see how it goes for the next few weeks...

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