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Old 06-19-2005, 11:43 PM   #11
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Mine included some.

Used those, they looked a helluva lot better than the ones I had on there.

One of these days, I will just pick up new battery cables. The originals aren't doing so hot..


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This is a good thread for me.... I've noticed the 91'* atarter getting weak on me....

I'll start another thread as I Have a few more questions...


Padgett, I'm wonder what usually fails in the starter?

The brushes, starter drive, windings?

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Have had to clean the positive cable stack on our '90 twice now - I mean to the disassembly/acid dip/grinder/file level of cleaning. It just happens.

BTW many aftermarket/rebuilt starters come with a slip of paper saying not to install the shim.
Same here; I thought it was just my car.
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I know what you mean Don, my new [reman] starter is shitty. My old starter was so much better. My previous [original] starter failed due to the comm burning up, creating a few dead spots. Thus there was no starting power other than a little bump. Which sufficed.. for about a week.


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I know what you mean Don, my new [reman] starter is crappy. My old starter was so much better. My previous [original] starter failed due to the comm burning up, creating a few dead spots. Thus there was no starting power other than a little bump. Which sufficed.. for about a week.


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went to start the Bonnie about a week ago, had a lot of heatsoak, I had to run a lot that day.... went to hit the key and instead of the start now deal, I got the I'm weak wrrrr wrrrr vroom.... And the batt has a full charge and the Alt is doing 14v....lol...

Almost 15 years on the original, I guess its about due

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Usually the solenoid but after 100k miles it'* liable to need brushes.
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Usually the solenoid but after 100k miles it'* liable to need brushes.
121,000 here....

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There are a few shops around that will pull them apart and fix whatever for very little money if you can find them. Bascially when you look at the parts of a starter they are very simple things and have a low failure rate.
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There are a few shops around that will pull them apart and fix whatever for very little money if you can find them. Bascially when you look at the parts of a starter they are very simple things and have a low failure rate.
You are right there...

We have a shop or 2 like that around here... But then again, its very easy to take the starter apart and replace the Brushes, starter drive and or the solenoid....

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There are a few shops around that will pull them apart and fix whatever for very little money if you can find them. Bascially when you look at the parts of a starter they are very simple things and have a low failure rate.
You are right there...

We have a shop or 2 like that around here... But then again, its very easy to take the starter apart and replace the Brushes, starter drive and or the solenoid....
And even eaiser to stay clean and drink a beer while someone else does it for about the same cost. It'* the beer factor man!
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