Starter issues w/TCI midplate.

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Starter issues w/TCI midplate.

Post  bbf-falcon on Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:49 pm

Was just wondering if anyone has had any starter meshing issues w/TCI midplate. I have fought this as long as I've had this car. I've been contemplating taking it out and sending it to KFM for a new one.

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Re: Starter issues w/TCI midplate.

Post  Mark Miller on Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:27 am

Rick,was this the problem you were having at Norwalk?

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Re: Starter issues w/TCI midplate.

Post  bbf-falcon on Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:11 am


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Re: Starter issues w/TCI midplate.

Post  bbf-falcon on Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:12 am

Yes

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Re: Starter issues w/TCI midplate.

Post  Mark Miller on Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:55 pm

Hopefully you get it figured out.

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Re: Starter issues w/TCI midplate.

Post  IDT-572 on Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:51 pm

Rick, Russ Hood and David Willingham are working out Russ's starter problem as we speak.

Russ Can send you some pictures I'm sure if you ask him.
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Re: Starter issues w/TCI midplate.

Post  Moodyblues on Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:34 pm

I would be glad to send pics. Just give me your cell. . Ive fought them all year.
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Re: Starter issues w/TCI midplate.

Post  Wheelie58 on Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:33 am

Here are a couple of things to check.
Mock the starter and mid plate on an engine with the Flexplate that you are using.
Pull the starter pinion "out" in the engaged position and block it there. I usually put a couple tie wraps around the small part to make it stay out.
Now you can check your engagement depth and tooth backlash.
Most starter guys recommend between.015" and .040" tooth clearance.
If your pinion is not coming all the way across the ring gear tooth, that needs to be addressed.
There seems to be a wide variation on offsets when aftermarket Flexplates are made.
An easy way of checking the accuracy of the starter register hole is to stack an OE starter locator plate on it, using the dowels to align the plates.
If the starter fits loosely in the register hole ( the 4.091 ish one) you will experience problems.
I hope this helps.
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Re: Starter issues w/TCI midplate.

Post  bbf-falcon on Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:28 pm

Is that clearance between the end of the starter gear cog where it meshes with the flexplate gear?

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Re: Starter issues w/TCI midplate.

Post  bbf-falcon on Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:31 pm

Wheelie58 wrote:Here are a couple of things to check.
Mock the starter and mid plate on an engine with the Flexplate that you are using.
Pull the starter pinion "out" in the engaged position and block it there. I usually put a couple tie wraps around the small part to make it stay out.
Now you can check your engagement depth and tooth backlash.
Most starter guys recommend between.015" and .040" tooth clearance.
If your pinion is not coming all the way across the ring gear tooth, that needs to be addressed.
There seems to be a wide variation on offsets when aftermarket Flexplates are made.
An easy way of checking the accuracy of the starter register hole is to stack an OE starter locator plate on it, using the dowels to align the plates.
If the starter fits loosely in the register hole ( the 4.091 ish one) you will experience problems.
I hope this helps.
Keith


Thanks Keith

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Re: Starter issues w/TCI midplate.

Post  bbf-falcon on Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:31 pm

Moodyblues wrote:I would be glad to send pics.  Just give me your cell. .  Ive fought them all year.

You have pm Russ.thx bro

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