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Turn key: click. Turn key: click. New starter, battery, cables. Still no start ???
Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:02 PM
bosch rocks my world, those reman starters from advance/auto zone/o'reilly are a joke. i blew through four starters thinking it was everything from the ignition switch, to the switch harness, to the relay, to the battery, to the cables, and so on.
long answer: i bought a multimeter, printed the wiring diagram out for my car and started troubleshooting. the mature, realistic approach to old subarus far trumps quick fixes and stupid money wasting crap. after everything checked out (relays, fuses, etc - continuity across circuits, voltage where it should be and so on) I bought the NEW bosch starter above and it's never started better. the old one was returned to advance where it blew the breaker on the bench testing machine twice (something was obviously grounded internally) and the guys were thoroughly amazed the starter was "that bad".
note to self - use multimeter first rather than just throwing money at it, take your time to really think about what's happening and why, then move on and make repairs.
Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:16 PM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:31 AM
Glad you got it working. The bad short inside the starter was most likely due to the head of the stud bolt for the main cable connection. The bolt can be over tightened which causes the square head inside the starter to move and then contact chassis ground. When power is applied to it....Blam.
i see. i'm always worried about breaking or mucking up stuff on the car, looks like the incredible hulk approach isn't always good. :-p
Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:40 AM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:52 PM
what are the chances the flywheel teeth are gnarled up, causing me to burn through starters?
Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:46 PM
I had trouble w/the wire between the battery and the fusible link box on my 84 turbo.
What does the multimeter say this time?
Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:56 PM
Never underestimate low battery charge levels.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:03 PM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:04 PM
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