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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-17-2003, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Starter won\'t disengage flywheel...

Would it be a bad thing to drive the truck home about 2 miles with the starter engaged? (ya I know stupid question but what the hell!). I have AAA but it's soooo fuk'in cold in Duquesne right know... definitely too cold to stand and wait. i thought maybe a short distance I might get away with it. I pounded the hell out of the starter and couldn't get it to disengage so unhooked the battery. Tomorrow is another day and it actually might reach 25* tomorrow. [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/puke.gif[/img]

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-17-2003, 05:48 PM
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Re: Starter won\'t disengage flywheel...

Is it constantly kicking over? If so just give your starter solinoid a wrap with a screw driver. Or maybe take some graphite compund and shoot it down into you key ignition there. It sometimes sticks also. Or is it something else?
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Re: Starter won\'t disengage flywheel...

The starter won't stop spinning until I unhook the battery.

I did try to pound it. Didn't work. New starter time. Just wanted to know if it's safe to drive it 2 miles? 6 minutes? or will it toast the fly wheel?
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Re: Starter won\'t disengage flywheel...

Just wanted to know if it's safe to drive it 2 miles? 6 minutes? or will it toast the fly wheel?
No.
No.
Yes. The gear on the starter is not designed to turn at the rev's the engine will be doing on your way home.
Chances are, it will self destruct and not only cause damage to the flywheel,
but also could send a few parts into the bell-housing and punch a hole in the torque convertor. [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

You did tap on the <font color="red">solenoid by the battery</font color> (<font color="blue">Froggy</font color>'s suggestion)....didn't you, if tapping on the starter itself didn't work?

Here's a "far fetched" work-around.
Get it started and immediately/quickly disconnect the lead to the starter from the starter solenoid. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
Note: I don't really recommend that however.
AAA would be my choice in that case if it's too cold to work on right now. [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
After all, that's what ya pay the premium for. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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yeah thats what I asked. Thats most likely the problem. Cheap ass fender mounted starter solenoid's. They always get stuck. Give it a tap before you get it towed.
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Re: Starter won\'t disengage flywheel...

Hey ya'll i tried tapping on the selinoid and it didn't work, so I replaced it with a new selinoid and that did it-thanks for the suggestion. saved me 60 bucks!WHOOO HOOO! [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/puke.gif[/img]
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It's amazing your starter is still working. [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] Consider yourself lucky. I have an extra starter relay on the firewall ready to go in case of the same thing happens to me or if the first one just flat out stops working. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] NORM
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The starter only ran about 30seconds at a time just enough time to get my wrenchs. She fires up every time first try. Even when it's 0* like this morning. Well i got to put a pwr steering pump in the wifes Taurus, that thing cost $65 it ain't no bigger than my fist. Did find out that the pulley is all cracked and chipped, it's that carbon plastic kind (JUNK)![img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img][img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]. Nice superford site Norm! That is a pretty cool site I have mine done too.. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Starter won\'t disengage flywheel...

I have a starter problem also, except the starter tends not to engage at startup. I'll turn it over and I can hear my starter spinning and not engaging. I'll stop, give it a second, try again, and it will start up fine. Is there any kind or adjustment that I could make, or is my starter about to crap out on me??? BTW when I first dropped in my 347, the first start blew my starter solenoid. Would this be related?
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