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Unread 05-10-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
DrPepperBrown
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Loud , violent, and shakey startup, runs smooth after

Hey there, I am new to the CJ community, i just bought an 84 CJ7 from a friend of mine - its a 2.5L 4cyl - he towed (with a towbar) from Missouri to Nashville 8hr ride. He put the transmission into N position and headed my way. After I picked up the jeep, on the 5th or 6th startup it start making a loud noise every time i started the engine. As if something wasnt fully engaging, but after it started it runs like a dream. Could it be something to do with the transmission not being engaged all the way? or is it my flywheal gear?

I'm about to take off the starter and pray it's not the flywheel, but if it is the flywheel what kind of repair job am i looking at?

thanks for taking the time to help out a newbie!

- sam

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Unread 05-10-2013, 09:54 AM   #2
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So did he leave the transfer case in 2 or 4WD? if so I think that can have an adverse affect on the transmission, but I am not a transmission guy when I towed mine from OK to NJ, I put the transfer case in N and no issues at all. But I think they recommend that you remove the drive shaft for towing.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 10:08 AM   #3
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Sounds kinda like a worn/mangled starter gear.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 10:43 AM   #4
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So did he leave the transfer case in 2 or 4WD? if so I think that can have an adverse affect on the transmission, but I am not a transmission guy when I towed mine from OK to NJ, I put the transfer case in N and no issues at all. But I think they recommend that you remove the drive shaft for towing.
he put the transfer case in N. - sorry It sounds like a gear is grinding into place after 1 or 2 rotations.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 12:03 PM   #5
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It could be a worn gear or alignment of starter to flywheel. It may ned a shim or your bolts may have even backed out. the sooner you get it fixed the less apt you are to making it a morre costly repair.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 02:59 PM   #6
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Check the passenger side motor mount and tranny mount.
This are well known problem areas.
LG
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