Well guys, afterlurking in this groups for months, now its my
time to post. My starter solenoid went kaput last night. My father in
law thought he would help and put in a new solenoid. Fine, I
thought... Until he hooked it up wrong. Seems he decided that the
wires went on a different way than before...
Long story short, when he started my truck it made a terrible noise..
You would think one would turn it off once that happened, but no he
let it run until the noise stopped.
Well, it stopped, and the smell of burning metal, along with a nice
whiff of smoke came from under my hood. Turns out the starter was
engaged the whole time due t the miswiring, so now my starter is shot,
and I hope to god that it hasnt damaged anything else.... any f150
experts out there who can tell me what else this might have damaged in
this mechanical melee? Im hoping the gear on the starter was softer
than the metal on the flywheel. By the way, the starter was too hot to
touch as of last night.