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#1 eyesore

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 05:20 PM

AAARGH!
I put the used starter in the Brat, and it worked great.
Twice.
Now, that one is doing the exact same thing. gives one single click, and won't take a direct batt to starter jump either.
Is this a coincidence that this one crapped out the exact same way after working twice, or could something else be at work here? (killing the starters)
Any thoughts are appreciated. I still have 1 untried used starter, but I'm hesitant to use it for fear that underlying issues are killing 'em. Help!

#2 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 05:23 PM

I doubt it - take the solenoid apart and clean the contacts. Starters are at the top of the food chain - there's nothing that can toast one except maybe using it too long (heat), over voltage, or gear wear with the flywheel. I would take one of your used ones apart, and have a cleaning session with it - and maybe repace the brushes in the motor while I'm in there.

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#3 myossfeece

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 05:27 PM

try to run wires, one off the little tab in the back of the starter, and the other off the positive to the starter, and hook them up to a push button. maybe that will solve the problem.

#4 eyesore

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 05:41 PM

I tried that, ran a wire from the pos. Batt, to the little tab. (with car in neutral, & e braked) just brushed the tab & it does the same thing: nothing. C'mon! it started twice before! The Soob gods must be angry.
Too cold now to do too much tearing apart anyway, though.

#5 VaporTrail

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Posted 12 December 2003 - 12:03 AM

Tom,
try to clean the battery post connection, and make sure it's tight.

also make sure the ground wire from the engine to the body/negative post has all good connections....

#6 eyesore

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Posted 12 December 2003 - 12:28 AM

Thanks, Mick. I'll check the ground.
However, being as the old batt was pretty weak, (had to jump it after the first starter install) I just bought a new battery thinking that was the problem now, what with the deep cold and all. It wasn't. And as such, I know the post connections are tight & clean. Hopefully, It's the ground, but I have a feeling I'm putting the other starter in tomorrow. :( (I'll disassemble & clean the one I remove.) Wish me luck, we need to pick up the X-mas tree in it this weekend!

#7 ShawnW

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Posted 12 December 2003 - 01:06 AM

Id tend to assume its the positive battery cable. I replaced mine for $4 at Oreilly and that was a cheap/easy fix. Measure the length on the old one before you go to the store.

#8 eyesore

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Posted 12 December 2003 - 05:45 PM

I totally replaced the pos. cable, and gave the neg. a complete dis-assembly & cleaning, & now she starts right up.
Thanks for the advice, guys!!




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