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how much current does a starter draw during crank?

if i can get my jeep to work the way its supposed to...i may just rig it up with a HUGE relay to jump start the Starter for me from the inside.....

so....what type of current would a starter draw, 30A, 100A...what am i looking at here.

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Re: how much current does a starter draw during crank?

probably a few hundred amps.

look at the size of the cable going to the starter!

the solenoid is a big ass relay



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Re: how much current does a starter draw during crank?

then why doesnt my big ass relay work

anyone from The northern illinois area wanna come take a look at it..please?

im getting crabby......sorry

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Re: how much current does a starter draw during crank?

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Greggy........is your Jeep "GROUNDED"??? You know,....like I always tell Jeep guys to run cables to everything.....BIG cables![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Re: how much current does a starter draw during crank?

how much current your starter draws depends on a lot of things, including, but not limited to:

Engine compression
Starter age and wear
Proper cable installation
Proper cable size
Temperature
Battery strength

The list goes on.....

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Re: how much current does a starter draw during crank?

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Continuing Remy Dodge's list:
Engine displacement
Distance from starter to batteries
Type of starter used....direct or gear reduction
Type of WINDING in the starter
Voltage of cranking system....6,12,24,36

Hey![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] you can use an AIR STARTER! That's what some trucks and industrial applications have. Just substitute an air tank for the back seat, and install an air starter off a Cat diesel and you'll be set![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]



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Re: how much current does a starter draw during crank?

an air starter.. mmmmm.. that might become project number 1024.. thanks dave.. i needed something else to think over.. and put on my list.. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]..


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Re: how much current does a starter draw during crank?

CJ dave......

yea im grounded.....i think.....besides the obvious where should i check just to make sure

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