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Old 03-19-2019, 04:42 PM
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Hello, my cousin has a 97 f150. When he starts it it starts fine. Then a few mins later he will get a loud screeching noise like the noise u get when u try to start a car that's already running. Someone said it could be the starter. Any ideas?
Old 03-19-2019, 04:44 PM
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It could be either the starter, the ignition switch (key switch), or a relay.
Old 03-19-2019, 05:24 PM
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Seems to only make noise when in park or neutral in drive when driving it doesn't do it
Old 03-19-2019, 06:20 PM
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Makes sense. The neutral safety switch prevents starter engagement in anything but Park or Neutral.

Something is causing the starter to engage - starter, ignition switch, associated wiring.

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