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Re: My next problem to solve - Hard Starting Posted by eric in vermont [Email] (#2058) [Profile/Gallery] (more from eric in vermont) on Sun, 19 Nov 2023 13:28:00
In Reply to: Re: My next problem to solve - Hard Starting, sfergus22 [Profile/Gallery] , Sun, 19 Nov 2023 09:07:51 Members do not see ads below this line. - Help Keep This Site Online - Signup
Yeah... I'd pull the starter at this point. My normal method is to put a board under the oil pan and use a jack to support it. Then I remove the driver's motor mount. Just 4 bolts total on that, to give more space. Make sure you disconnect the battery before removing the starter cable!
Once I get one out, I usually do a quick bench test. I use a battery and jumper cables. I put them both on the floor and hold the starter with my foot so it doesn't jump around at all. Connect the positive to the positive lug and the negative to the mounting ear. Then jump from the positive to the solenoid to get it to turn. It's just an interesting test. (But be careful!) Sometimes you see or hear the problem right away- growling and smoke and you can tell it's not happy.
Rebuild places are in short supply these days. Used to be, any small town had a generator/starter rebuild place. And a radiator shop. Most are gone now. Depends on where you live- that might be an option for you. Or get a used one. You can still get new ones through a few places. Decision depends on time/schedule and cost.
eric in vermont
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