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Old 08-31-2010, 02:47 PM
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Im told my starter overheats on >20 minute drives...

and that this causes the truck to not start for a few hours till it cools down.
Its a built Chevy 350 with Edelbrock long tube headers. Im told I need a starter heat shield to keep this from happening. Thoughts? Suggestions? Do I just have a starter thats fixin to go out? It starts right up every time if it hasnt run in 10 hours. Its just that the trips to get groceries or to drive around that make me nervous. I drove it home the first night, 30 miles. When I got it home, it wouldnt start for four hours but then started right up. When I say it wont start, I turn the key and get zero cranking, just complete silence. When it starts up fine, there is no cranking either, just turn the key and its running.
If this is a legitimate problem, where can I find a heat shield, or where would I go to get one made?
On a side note, my floorboards get VERY hot, so I know its putting off hella heat.
Sorry to the mods. I really didnt post this twice. It kinda just happened.

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Old 08-31-2010, 02:54 PM
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Chevrolet's are notorious for this. Use a heat shield. If this doesn't do the trick, I believe there is a tougher solenoid and/or use a mini starter to pick up a bit more clearance. Note on the mini starter, every fool and their uncle are making these now, mostly off shore, buy one where you can get an easy return if needed.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:43 PM
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I bought a generic heat shield for $5 at autozone. I guess its back to the drawing board if it doesnt fit.
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If that doesn't work bypass the Chevy solenoid & install a Ford type solenoid on firewall or inner fender.
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Installing the remote Ford solenoid is also useful for other things than solving heat problems.
- Mounted o the fenderwell, it gives a very convenient place to hook up a remote starter switch.
- You use can use the large battery cable terminal on the solenoid as a junction point for an add-on accessory or a fuse box.
- Its also a good place to connect your alternator charge wire, if the stock one runs down behind the engine to the starter terminal where its hard to reach.

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A heat shield may help, but chances are your starter is weak....bad bearing or something.......
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Chevrolet's are notorious for this. Use a heat shield. If this doesn't do the trick, I believe there is a tougher solenoid and/or use a mini starter to pick up a bit more clearance. Note on the mini starter, every fool and their uncle are making these now, mostly off shore, buy one where you can get an easy return if needed.


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