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« on: March 22, 2014, 01:41:58 PM »
Will 2.3 starter fit on a 2.0 thanks for all the help

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Re: Starters
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2014, 08:01:23 PM »
My experience says yes. 2.3 starter is slightly longer and terminal is at the end, but it will bolt up and work.
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Re: Starters
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2014, 12:39:21 AM »
have a used starter from a 2.0 if you need one.

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Re: Starters
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2014, 11:34:17 PM »
Thought someone else chimed in on this like couple of weeks ago, saying the two had different teeth count on bendix. Or I'm going crazy......... .............. ....

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Re: Starters
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2014, 11:42:51 PM »
Here we go............ ..........

http://www.fordpinto.com/general-help/have-starter-questions/

Maybe half way down and please excuse my acting like an idiot in part of that thread.

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Re: Starters
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2014, 10:10:18 AM »
My post regarding tooth count was for manual vs auto. As long as you get a starter from an auto 2.3, it *might work. But you can still get the correct 2.0 starters from the parts stores, so that would be my first recommendation .

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Re: Starters
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2014, 10:28:01 AM »
YES but the Ranger / Mustang starter will turn the motor over like it has all the spark plugs out. Really turns the motor fast.
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2014, 05:21:34 PM »
In 30+ years of wrenching on Pintos, I'm pretty sure no partsperson ever asked manual or automatic regarding a starter. My 72 2.0 car has a late 70's 2.3 starter because that's what was on the shelf available. That car was originally a c-4. The same starter went right back in when I swapped in the 4-speed. If it goes, I'm going to the Ranger style. Got one on my 72 2.3 car and yes it spins great. 
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Re: Starters
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2014, 08:03:51 PM »
Thanks for all the help I have a brand new Ranger starter  so I'll try that out and I'll be installing t5 transmission soon

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Re: Starters
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2014, 08:32:24 PM »
It works really good

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Re: Starters
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2014, 04:25:57 AM »
Could someone give some specifics on what Ranger starter to use?
If I have to replace it anyway,  I would like one that spins more. :-)
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Re: Starters
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2014, 07:51:03 AM »
I used a 1990 ranger starter  make sure its four a 2.3

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Re: Starters
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2014, 07:52:56 AM »
And it will start up better than before

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Re: Starters
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2014, 01:45:55 PM »
Thanks!
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