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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 02, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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My son recently shorted out his starter again for the seventh time. He keeps on droping tools and it hits the starter positive and sparks fly all over the place. I need to make a sheild over the starter or something. Well when he turns on his car in the morning it starts up with no problem. But after some use the starter starts to drag and takes a while to start up. Last time I disconnected to Hot wire on the distributor when the starter was draging and it stoped. But I plug it back in and it drags again. Anybody have any ideas.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 02, 06:15 AM
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If I read your post correctly, when dist wire removed while cranking, stater motor speeds up? When re-connected, slows way down?

This is a symptom of too much inital timing lead. Back off distributor a few degrees, and try again.

However, if timing is set correctly, and it still bucks against the starter, and starter drags, especially when starter is heat-soaked, then I'd think of rebuilding the starter or get a rebuilt one. Just be sure to exchange the nose piece from the old to the new to keep the backlash setting. Also, place a heat shield over it, it'll be the best $20 spent.

I'm sure others here will have some good suggestions.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 02, 11:15 AM
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i would first check the timing also then i dont really know possibly to much choke (someone help me on that if that could cauz it)
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 4U 2 NV:
My son recently shorted out his starter again for the seventh time. He keeps on droping tools and it hits the starter positive and sparks fly all over the place. I need to make a sheild over the starter or something. Well when he turns on his car in the morning it starts up with no problem. But after some use the starter starts to drag and takes a while to start up. Last time I disconnected to Hot wire on the distributor when the starter was draging and it stoped. But I plug it back in and it drags again. Anybody have any ideas.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Hey yeah i had a 70 chevelle w/454 same thing happend, the bushings were gone in the starter and when it got heat soaked it the winding would rub on the case, get it rebuilt. could be too much timing but more likely the starter. goodluck

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