Starter engaged while running at idle - Team Camaro Tech
Electrical & Wiring Troubleshooting electrical.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 10, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: alberta
Posts: 447
Starter engaged while running at idle

I had my car running today for about 10 minutes and then the starter decided to suddenly engage at idle. I was in the driver seat when it happened so I switched it off right away, but it still kept spinning. I ran to the front of the car and pulled the neg battery cable and it quit. If I touch the neg cable to the battery the starter fires and tries to start the car. It has never happened before. I am thinking it would have to be ignition switch or solenoid. Any ideas on a possible culprit?

69 SS396 Camaro, 4link, 12bolt posi, Speedtech LCA / UCA's, Hotchkis 2" drop front springs/sway bar, QA'1's, Bilsteins, Wilwood 6 piston front/4 piston rear, Magnaflow stainless exhaust, Lemons Headers, Comp rollers/p-rods/cam, Fikse 18x8.5 and 18x10
g356gear is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 10, 03:16 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
steve
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: central nd
Posts: 234
Re: Starter engaged while running at idle

check the wire on the solenoid that engages the starter it may be making contact with battery cable or the terminal. I had the same problem with my drag car I had a power feed running off of the battery terminal into the car. The heat from the headers melted the insulation on the wires,they made contact and engaged the starter.
grampstoyz is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 10, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: alberta
Posts: 447
Re: Starter engaged while running at idle

I pulled out the header to get at the starter. All the wires look good. The only thing I saw was the heat shield blanket was some melting from the header proximity. Regardless, I decided to pick up a mini starter to get more clearance for the headers and save some weight. We will see if that makes a difference.

69 SS396 Camaro, 4link, 12bolt posi, Speedtech LCA / UCA's, Hotchkis 2" drop front springs/sway bar, QA'1's, Bilsteins, Wilwood 6 piston front/4 piston rear, Magnaflow stainless exhaust, Lemons Headers, Comp rollers/p-rods/cam, Fikse 18x8.5 and 18x10
g356gear is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 10, 04:54 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Bob
 
MileHigh69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Littleton, Co.
Posts: 516
Re: Starter engaged while running at idle

you may need a diode on the brown with red strip wire of your alternator. Current may be running back thru to the starter. Do you have the gen light working?

_______________________________
69 Camaro, Air Ride Suspension,
Procharged HO 454, 700R4, 12 bolt with Yukon axles, 3:73 gears posi, Pypes 2.5" X pipe with Borla XS mufflers. Retrotek Speed EFI, Ridetech suspension.
Rushforth rated X with Toyo tires. MSD 6 ignition.
Wilwood 6 piston Dynalite disc brakes with Hydratech booster.
MileHigh69 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome