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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 05, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Just put my motor back in. When I went to start it I turned the key and it started to crank. When I turned the key off it continued to crank. Thankfully I have a quick disconnect on the battery. I am sure I hooked the wires up correctly on the solenoid. Could it be in the reverse lock out? Any ideas?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 05, 01:16 PM
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I think maybe you got the yellow wire on the wrong stud on the solenoid





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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 05, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Does the smaller red wire go on the outside terminal?

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 05, 03:52 PM
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Also, make sure when you tightened the two small wires on the solenoid, that the terminal didn't rotate over and touch the big red wire stud.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 05, 02:35 PM
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Another item that will cause this is the starter gear to ring gear engagement. If too tight the soleniod spring won't pull the bendix back out of the ring gear. If this is the case will need to shim the starter down.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 05, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Well I have narrowed the problem down to the starter. It is not a wiring problem. It was working fine when I took it off. The only thing I did to the starter was clean it up and paint it. I am fairly sure it was not spaced to start with. How much should I space it and what should I use?
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 05, 03:40 PM
 
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A starter shim you can get them at any parts house start with one and go from there.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 05, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 05, 02:23 PM
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It could be just as simple as loosening the bolts and twisting the stater a bit to realign it.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 05, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I tried shimming, no luck. I replaced the solenoid and that did it. However, now when the car starts there is a loud "scraping" sound. It kinda sounds like the starter is not totally disengaging. I pulled it back off and noticed the edge of the teeth on the flywheel next to the starter were a little scard up. So, I replaced the bendix, still have the problem. What the heck! How hard can it be to put a starter on?

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 05, 06:53 PM
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get new bolts, and some starter shims. The bolts are knurled to lock the starter into position, if they're worn, it won't sit right. Take the solenoid and the inspection cover off (auto trans?) and shim it while working the bendix by hand, so the gears have just a touch of clearance.

And no, sometimes starters ain't easy...lol





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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 05, 12:34 PM
 
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Jims right starters can be aggrevating to get right,now that the first problem is fixed, it sounds like all you need now is to shim it,get new bolts too they are cheap.
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