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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-18-2000, 11:32 PM
Junk Yard Genius
 
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Re: 454 Starter experience

This stuff comes up when you are an old racer...
Old racer means 'Poor S-O-B trying to go fast' in english, so we had to fix things ourselves...

I haven't been impressed with the Mean Green alternators I've seen here...
Just a mix and match set of stock parts someone monkeyed with, always a recipe for disaster.

I have to be honest, I haven't seen one of there starters, but I just suspect the same...

The corvettes went to a gear reduction starter when the compression ratios came back up with the fuel injection and computer controlled ignitions...
That is one solution for the problem...

I was talking about this the other day with a guy...
I had a starter and alternator business for about 10 years, and we just didn't do may Chrysler gear reduction starters...
I don't remember changing many when I worked in the shops as a young man either.
They sound stupid, but maybe Chrysler did something correct besides the slant 6, and all the HiPo engines...
(I still get weak when I think about Chrysler muscle cars!! and I'm a iron clad chevy man...)

It's something to try, and it's cheap...
If it doesn't work, you only lost a little time and the cost of a switch.
If it does work, you cured the problem, and you gained another level of anti-theft protection.

Good luck, and let me know how it works out!

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