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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 5th, 04, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm a 1979 Z28 user from Poland.

please help ::

I had a problems with old starter (cranks very slowly, slowly and stops) so i replaced it (new mini starter). The new one works great about 2 weeks, yesterday I started engine, engine ran about four minutes and carb flooded it - when I try to start again the starter cranks slowest and slowly and stops :/

if the spark plugs are in heads the starter cannot rotate the engine, when I remove the plugs starter rotates engine but slowly

I took damper and manually rotate engine with any problems...

battery OK, I replaced the all wires from battery to starter and all ground wires and no effect

regards from Poland
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Greetings...

My Grandfather was born in Poland.

Does this happen when the engine is hot or all of the time ?

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all the time...

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old May 6th, 04, 09:55 AM
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Measure the voltage at the starter when you are attempting to crank it. You may have a voltage drop problem ... I am referencing the wire from the ignition to the starter. If you are getting a voltage drop, you can address the problem by using a remote solenoid to trigger the starter.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old May 6th, 04, 07:00 PM
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Check all your battery cable connections. Clean the ground cable where it connects to the alternator brace, and clean the brace where it grounds to the block.
Have your battery load tested or try a different battery from another vehicle as a test.

If you had a solenoid problem, the starter would not turn over at all.
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I replaced all wires and ground cables with new ones and clean all surfaces...

I'll check ignition solenoid way and keep posting there

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old May 20th, 04, 11:51 AM
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could it be as simple as too much initial advance?





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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 04, 03:02 PM
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Sounds like a bad battery to me. How do you know the
battery is good? Batteries are as complicated as living organisms (at least that's what my
electronics professor said). A faulty battery can charge fine to 13 volts, but not hold it for long. Others just won't charge at all. I'd clean those plugs, and try a different battery.
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