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Son in law has a 2000 F350 PS that we installed a starter on a while back. The bolts keep backing out, which is strange so we used some red Locktite and it held for a while but now they are doing it again. Anyone else have this happen? Thinking red and some lock washers?? Do they make anything stronger than red? Would we want to use it if they do…
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:40 AM
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Was it run for a while with the starter loose? I'm wondering if there are some cracks in the adapter between the motor and trans (which I believe is where the threads are) that are allowing the bolts to vibrate loose with engine vibration even if tightened up to spec.
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I had the exact opposite happen. Starter took a crap, & snapped of 1 of the 3 bolts that hold it in. Red locktite with lock washers Id think would cure your problem.
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Was it run for a while with the starter loose? I'm wondering if there are some cracks in the adapter between the motor and trans (which I believe is where the threads are) that are allowing the bolts to vibrate loose with engine vibration even if tightened up to spec.
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I'd look real close at the bolt holes for wallered out threads and inspect the adapter plate for any cracks. Might be a heli-coil type repair job in your future.
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I'd look real close at the bolt holes for wallered out threads and inspect the adapter plate for any cracks. Might be a heli-coil type repair job in your future.
Chit! That's what I figured when he called this morning. Thanks for confirming my worst fear! This common on these? Makes me happy the GMC is in my driveway...
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Not any more common on those than any other rig. Just a poor mechanic once upon a time in the life of that rig.
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Not any more common on those than any other rig. Just a poor mechanic once upon a time in the life of that rig.
No need to get personal about it! I'm going to pull it off, douche it out with brake cleaner, take a good look at it and re-assemble with plenty-o-red and lock washers.
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Chit! That's what I figured when he called this morning. Thanks for confirming my worst fear! This common on these? Makes me happy the GMC is in my driveway...
Like Tim said it's not common but not unheard of. I've been driving 7.3's since early 2008 and I've never had a problem on any of the 3 that I've owned. The threads are in aluminum though so they are easily damaged.
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