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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-08-2003, 01:05 PM
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Starting Problems HELP PLEASE

Ok, this is how everything started,
i was doing alot of driving tuesday, going from work, the mud pit to store, alot of driving and very little break for the engine to cool, now after gettting home, i quickly parked, and got a few things from my house and then whent to start up my baby and "SKRETHCH" sounds like the starter and the flywheel having a grinding vest. so i quickly stopped, never got the jeep started, after all that fun noise going on, i went under the car to start seeing what is the matter,

found- no damage to fly wheel, and no damage to starter, so i thought that the starter may be mis aligned, even though worked great all day, so i took the starter off and and looked at the fly wheel, again no damage- and looked at the starter no damage, so i placed everything back, and lined up everything, took about 5 min, and tried to starter back up and "SKRETHCH" again, damit, now im gettnig a little worried, so i gave up for the night b/c the engine was still hot and i wanted to let it cool, and get some day light but i wanted to ask the question of

1 am i insane and this is what it does when it gets hot,

2 is there something eles that might be going on

please help

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-08-2003, 01:10 PM
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Re: Starting Problems HELP PLEASE

Sounds like the starter may just be misaligning or the bendix gear not extending out to meet the flywheel for some reason. Try a new one, if it doesn't work return it. It could be the mud's fault?.
post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-08-2003, 01:19 PM
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Re: Starting Problems HELP PLEASE

But if it worked all day, and the starter is clean, shouldn't it work off the bat, or did i damage it with not letting it cool down enough

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-08-2003, 01:47 PM
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Re: Starting Problems HELP PLEASE


The heat could cause things to bind, although I doubt that is the problem. I imagine that the trouble is your starter. Clean huh? inside too? Hard to give an accurate diagnosis over the web.
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Maybe you got mud in the starter and it is keeping the part of the windings that moves to throw the gear out from its full travel.
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Re: Starting Problems HELP PLEASE

Ditto what Will said. My guess is mud in the starter or bendix.

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