Feb 1st, 01, 10:12 AM
I just purchased a starter solenoid heat shield with a retaining nut to try and fix a heat/starting problem with my 69 Camaro. It looks like it should be a piece of cake to install but I'll ask anyway. Does the starter have to be removed to put the heat shield on? It looks like it's held on in two places, with the retaining nut on one end I'm not sure about the other end I've never put one on before. I had the starter put on and I wasn't aware there wasn't a heat shield on the old starter or I would have had one put on then. I'm also going to replace the "pos" and "neg" battery cables and I'd like some advice on cable size. Should I use 4 gauge cables or larger ones? I'd like to eliminate any further problems with starting my Camaro after the engine gets hot.
Feb 1st, 01, 04:27 PM
After an hour or two of trial fitting, trimming the shield & general frustration, I pulled the starter & installed the shield. The front end of mine was held by the small 8 inch long bolt that goes thru the starter. The other end ?????? http://www.camaros.net/forum/redface.gif I don't remember.
As far as the cables, be aware that the smaller the individual strands in the cable (more total strands) the better the cable. The stuff you get at AutoZone/Pep Boys/etc usually is not of high quality.
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Feb 2nd, 01, 08:55 AM
Also be carful to keep the power cable away from the edge of the shield I had to trim it so I had a "safe" amount of clearance., they work very well once you fit it. if you still have problems try going to a ford solenoid setup.