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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 10th, 03, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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My Camaro just started doing this. When I turn the car off, it won't start up right away. It'll turn over maybe once, then nothing. I have to wait about 10-15 minutes, then it starts up fine. Both the battery and starter are relatively new, so I'm not really sure what could be causing this. Any suggestions??


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 10th, 03, 01:32 AM
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I'll take a stab.....Next time this happens, feel the cables, clamps for heat. If hot, then cable is too small of gauge, if clamp is hot, then clean it, as well as the other clamp. Might want to check charging voltage across battery to make sure its being brought back up to full charge.

There are other things to look for, starter too close to ring gear, starter getting heat soaked, battery not of large enough capacity, engine too tight still, etc. I could go on & on.....

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 10th, 03, 03:24 PM
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Heat soak in the starter or solenoid maybe?


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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 03, 08:38 PM
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My vote is your starter is getting hot. I had some foil with a high temp sticky backing that worked really well. I used to have the same problem, now its solved. Keep us posted.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 03, 09:15 AM
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My vote is for starter getting too hot also. If you don't care about originality, there is a remote solenoid kit that is made...I can't remember wo makes it, but it would solve your problem I bet.... just MHO.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 03, 05:52 PM
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i'd bet on the starter getting too hot too. mine used to do the same thing in the summer, drove me nuts. i put a heat shield on the starter and that pretty much solved my problem, only does it every once in a while now. i do have headers though, don't know if you do or not, headers contribute a whole lot more heat to the solenoid. here's a link to the remote mount solenoid kit that summit makes, i've seen a few people use it.

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