Need help trouble-shooting Starter Problems
About three weeks ago, out of nowhere, my starter started dragging really bad, and sometimes wouldn't start, crank, or even click when the key was turned to the ignition postition. I spent about two weeks starting the truck with a screwdriver and making an arc over the posts on the starter. Since I know that heat likes to kill the startes on these C/K trucks, I figured that I just needed to replace the starter. So I ran to Checker a traded in my second Delco starter for a remanufactured starter (in hindsight, I am pissed).
After installing the new starter, it still drags as bad as the old one and sometimes has the dead spot on the key's ignition (The old starter was probably in fine shape). My battery is new and has about 12.4 volts (instructions state that the starter needs 12.6).
The question is, where do I go next? The ignition tumbler is less than a year old so it shouldn't be a bad connection there. Is there another relay or switch? I would appreciate any help since i am getting really tired of starting my truck with a screwdriver.
'89 K1500 350/700r4