View Full Version : Weird sound..maybe starter??

05-23-2010, 07:29 PM
Today out on the lake boat was running great and we shut her down to let the boys take a dip to cool off. When I started it back up there was a rattling sound coming from the rear of the engine. After some looking and listening I think we narrowed it down to 90% sure it's the starter. Sounds like the gear did not kick back fully out of the way of the fly wheel. Anybody else ever have this happen....87 prostar 351 indmar.

05-24-2010, 08:22 AM
It could be broken springs in the damper plate.

05-24-2010, 08:54 AM
X2 on the damper plate springs. That sound would be coming right from the same area.

05-24-2010, 09:50 AM
Damper plate springs rattling around in the bell housing.