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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-01-2002, 03:29 PM
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Starter noise

I'm reading past post about stater probs. and I'm kinda lost with the nomiclature...We have a Relay just after the battery and the starter has it's own solenoid - right? My problem sounds like my solenoid is thrusting past the flywheel. Sometimes it bang/grinds then starts, next it might clunk/freespin, and then sounds like it engages right when I'm letting go of the ignition. I know my flywheel didn't just go to poop. Does this sound familiar?? Thanks!
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-01-2002, 04:38 PM
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Re: Starter noise

I once lost a bolt on my starter and it was acting in a similar way. Crawl under your truck and take a look at it. If looks OK, then it's probably internal. Take it out and test with your battery and see if drive assembly is engaging. Not that expensive for a rebuild one.

Good luck
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Re: Starter noise

sounds like your bendix is on its way out, and it'll probably leave you stranded if you dont get a new one soon. i've never replaced that piece alone, but it shouldnt be too expensive or hard to replace, but you know how that goes [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: bendix

My first starter was totally worn out, the bearings went, and the starter basically ate itself [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] Everything inside was trashed. I saved the bendix, and sure enough, about a year later, i needed to swap it into my replacement starter!
Its really easy to do. basically all you do is remove the 2 long bolts, remove the cap, remove old bendix, insert new(er) one, and put back together! Its about a 5 minute job. But inspect the starter to see if its worth fixing before you do it. It would be silly to change the bendix on a starter that has a bad field in it (read=insulation worn down, or off)
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