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Think my starter died :(

Well I think my poor starter finally died last night.

I had installed the relay fix to cure the worsening clicky problem it was giving. Worked great for a while and then I noticed that the starter wouldn't disengage sometimes after the engine started. I thought the relay may be fried so I unplugged it and went back to clicky. Got a new relay yesterday, worked like a champ, drove to buddies shop, installed my spool (yea!! [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]) and started it up....starter keeps spinning again. We went to a little proving grounds to test spool and the starter finally died. No click, no nothing, just a lot of draw on the battery [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] Now I'm finding out how expensive these things are
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Re: Think my starter died :(

Had a similar problem a couple weeks ago. No click, no nothing. Cleaned the battery posts (which were not very coroded) and she now starts right up.

Try cleaning them with a little Baking Soda and water and see if it helps.
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I have a good stock starter in my garage...$45.00 plus shipping...
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I have a good stock starter in my garage...$45.00 plus shipping...Or you can go to a starter shop and have them rebuild it for you using mitsu parts to make it beefier.
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Re: Think my starter died :(

the insides of starters often get gunked up, causing the stickyness. try taking it off, take it somewhat apart, clean it, and reassemble after lubing it up.
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Taking it apart and cleaning everything plus checking all your grounds from the battery to it and the firewall is worth a shot.
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Re: Think my starter died :(

Cool I'll give it a look this weekend. I think it's been dieing a slow long death cause 1st was clicky, then the sticking and now nothing but it's certainly worth effort to look at it.

Satchmo thanks for offer. I think I'm covered. If I don't get it fixed myself I'll either get rebuilt or a j/y starter local.

I'm just annoyed cause I was supposed to go wheeling tomorrow and try out the spool [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Re: Think my starter died :(

Update..since I'm bad at trouble shooting starters. With or without external relay I get a click the 1st time or 2 I try and start and then nothing (bbig power drain). I shorted the 2 posts and starter spins up no problem. Is this pointing to a stuck or bad solenoid?
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Re: Think my starter died :(

Sounds like you might be in the process of killing the ignition starter switch or the safty interlock on
the clutch pedal. if its the ignition sw I hear of the wires melting out of the switch commonly.

If your jumpering at the soloniod and it spins that indicates the solonoid should be good, BUT it might
be bypassing power through the ignition switch/relay, which will burn them out. Suzuki really screwed
up the solonoid design as if it starts getting resistance at the main power contacts, it also starts
to suck cranking power through the actuation circuit, burning it out.
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