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Old 11-20-2008, 05:55 PM
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Hey guys so I got one of those high torque mini starters a few months ago brand spanking new for like $400 for my SBC 383. I haven't even drove the car yet just fired it up a couple times and now when I go to turn it over the starter just makes the "click" sound and nothing spins. Does this mean the solenoid is stuck already?? I've hardly had the bloody thing for 2 months and its barely been used and all it does is click when I hit the key. The battery is at full charge so I have tried tapping the solenoid with a hammer but the starter still just clicks. What should I do to fix this and what exactly is the problem here, an explanation of what is wrong would be nice.

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Sounds like you need to contact whomever you bought it from and inquire about a replacement. What brand is it? I have a Powermaster Ultra Torque and could not be more pleased with it.

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Old 11-20-2008, 08:40 PM
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Before you start beating it up with a hammer, or sledge hammer, of your choice.

Check your battery cable connections, positive and ground, and make sure you have clean and tight connections at the block and starter.

You might even need a ground wire from a starter mounting bolt to the frame.
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I have that exact same starter, the powermaster, it comes with a 1 year warranty so I should take it back.

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