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redtide151 07-20-2009 02:44 PM

hot starting issues on C10
Hi all,
My Chev C10 truck (350) has starting issues when it's hot. In other words, it won't start at all unless I let it sit for at least 15 min after driving somewhere. The starter won't turn at all- but I just replaced the starter about 3 months ago- a NAPA one. I have heard that I may need a heat shield, or possibly put in an OEM starter.


matt167 07-20-2009 02:49 PM

starter is heat soaking... a starter heat sheild will do.. this is very common on Chevy's

redtide151 07-21-2009 12:51 AM

hot starting issues
Thanks for the info- I'll try it out, and if that doesn't work, I could possibly try the Ford solenoid kit. :mwink:

cobalt327 07-21-2009 07:25 AM


Originally Posted by redtide151
I have heard that I may need a heat shield, or possibly put in an OEM starter.

A shield can help sometimes. But before I did anything, I would go through and check ALL the terminals- especially the battery cables including the ground.

If you have anything other than OEM-type cables (none of those PO S clamp-on battery terminals) of sufficient gage, you're looking for trouble, IMO. Those clamp-on terminals are the absolute worst- they can look fine, yet not conduct enough current to heat a cigarette lighter.

Be sure there's ground cables from the battery to the chassis as well as the engine, and from the engine to the chassis. Really, you can't over-do this.

The Ford solenoid conversion is worthwhile. I have a personal theory that a good part of the success of using a Ford solenoid is as much due to the cables getting changed out and tightened, as the solenoid itself.

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