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Old 07-02-2005, 01:52 AM
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Starter Problems

I have a s-10 thats been having some problems starting after it warms up, When its cold it spins over nice but after it warms up it just drags and spins slow. I put a new starter in it and its all shimmed properly, any one know whats causing this?

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Old 07-02-2005, 02:01 AM
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How close is the starter solonoid to the exhuast? You may have heat problems from your exhaust and your solonoid once your engine gets warm.


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I haven't really checked the clearance between them but its all stock exhaust. Do you think i should make some sort of a heat shield?
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It would not hurt.Is your energize wire close to the exhaust manifold.Make sure your wires are pulled down as far as they can from the manifold.
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It would not hurt.Is your energize wire close to the exhaust manifold.Make sure your wires are pulled down as far as they can from the manifold.
The wires are all pulled away from the exhaust and they are behind a shield by the manifold.
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Add grounds. While this may not seem important, and many don`t give them a second look, it cured my problem, and one of my header tubes is on the starter itself. I ran a 4 gauge ground from the frame to the block, from the block to the battery, a 12 gauge ground from the battery to the fender.
Lastly I used 10 gauge from the frame to the ground on the firewall, and from the firewall to the intake. After doing so it doesn`t matter how hot the outside temp is or how hot the engine gets, the starter still spins the engine over with ease. This also helps the charging system to not have to work as hard so components last longer. I used the brake line hold down bolt in the frame to mount the ground wire, make sure to clean all the connections and use a electrical grease.
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Old 07-04-2005, 11:29 AM
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Solenoid

When buying jobber rebuild starters they use the cheapest parts. A 5 yr warranty starter has a better solenoid than a 2 yr warranty starter. I had a starter in my 350 die on me. I replaced it with a mini-starter. Then, I bought a new expensive solenoid and installed it on the original starter with no other new parts (not even new brushes). That starter has been on my 454 for 2 years now.
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