So today, my 2000 Ford Expedition with around 250,000 miles joined the wonky start up procedure crew. Starter went out, and from what I can discern, the rod inside the starter that pushes the starter gear forward to engage with the flywheel is sticky, so in order to get the truck to start, I occasionally need to get a hammer out, give the starter a few good knocks, then crank her over.

Spring break is in a couple weeks and while I was hoping to get some body work done on the 74, now I have to spend time replacing a faulty starter. Oh joy.