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Clicking popping starter

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1979Jimmy, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. 1979Jimmy

    1979Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Ok so a few days ago my stater started popping and clicking when it was trying to turn over. It would crank the engine but it would make some funny sounds. A day later i started it again it started making alittle noise but not as much i turned it off and turned it on again trying to figure out the noise. I gave up and let it sit for awhile. I come back to find out it wont crank at all now nothing. I gave it a whack wit the hammer and it started right up. I drove it to and from a place about an hour away no problem. However the next morning it just wouldnt crank at all, nothing. All this sounds like a bad solenoid to me. What do you guys think?
     
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    sounds like you need a new starter to me... /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    Later
     
  3. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Your hammer method probably killed it for sure. Make sure you take it with you to the parts store to compare to the new one.
     
  4. Pure Insanity

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    I had a similar problem when I pulled PI out of storage a few months ago. But I also had a constant jingling sound that made me think I had a broken flywheel. (which is why I parked it to begin w/.) Turned out my starter gear was not fully pulling back in.

    Time for a new starter. Tapping it w/ the hammer wont last too long. Sooner or later it will puke out totally.
     
  5. 1979Jimmy

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    Yeah i think that is what happened. Its a goner. The only reason i tapped it with a hammer was because a few people told me that was a way to get it to catch without using the ol failthful screwdriver method.
     
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    Problem is the bendix is sticking. Banging it breaks it loose. Even the screwdriver wont work in this case, the power is getting there, its just stuck.
     
  7. 1979Jimmy

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    hmmm no good man
     

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