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D@mn thing won't start right

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by teufel_hunden25, Jun 12, 2001.

  1. teufel_hunden25

    teufel_hunden25 Registered Member

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    D@mn thing won\'t start right

    I've replaced both the battery and the starter on my 77 Blazer but it still has trouble starting. The starter motor tries to trun but does so very slowly. Sometimes it will start up fine but a lot of the time it struggles and just won't start at all. Please HELP!!!
     
  2. muddin4fun

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    Re: D@mn thing won\'t start right

    I'm assuming it's acting like there's not enought power to turn it over. Make sure the ground cable to your battery has a good ground. Also clean the ends of the cables with a wire brush. See where that takes you.

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    Re: D@mn thing won\'t start right

    make sure all the cables are nice and tight, loose cables result in bad starting.

    phill
     
  4. 90K5

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    Re: D@mn thing won\'t start right

    If your too lazy to use a wire brush, just pour coke(a-cola) on them and the corrosion will go away

    90K5

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  5. Chris Demartini

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    Re: D@mn thing won\'t start right

    <font color=blue>Somewhere between the battery and starter theres resistance. Check your cables for corrosion, fraying and damaged ends. Mine did this and I got new cables and it went away.</font color=blue>

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  6. Chris Demartini

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    Re: D@mn thing won\'t start right

    <font color=blue>Somewhere between the battery and starter theres resistance. Check your cables for corrosion, fraying and damaged ends. Mine did this and I got new cables and it went away.</font color=blue>

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  7. Jason73K5

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    Re: D@mn thing won\'t start right

    Get over to NAPA or Pep Boys and get yourself some 0 or 1 gage cables, they really help with current flow. Also think about going to an external ford style solenoid.
     
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    Re: D@mn thing won\'t start right

    Just get new cables and be done with it. For the perfect setup, go with #2 AWG or larger.

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    Re: D@mn thing won\'t start right

    if you want to test the starter on the truck , use a set of jumper cables from the battery and hook them up directly to the starter terminals, if it works you know your connections are crappy


    You call that dirty!?
     
  10. ChevyCaGal

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    Re: D@mn thing won\'t start right

    When does it start up fine? When cold or what? If it won't start up after it's hot and you are running headers that could be what is causing it as well.... the heat can affect starting off the headers... if so get a heat shield and maybe relocate the solenoid....might work if that is what is causing it [​IMG]

    However I bet it's the cables from what you described....my Blazer never started well until I got a better guage of wires...

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  11. Storm Trooper

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    Re: D@mn thing won\'t start right

    How about starting with the basics, Is your battery fully charged? They do come improperly charged or defective somethimes. Start with the easy things even if you think they are OK. Good luck with that hook the jumper cables directly to the starter thing (where eye protection for when the sparks fly).

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  12. teufel_hunden25

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    Re: D@mn thing won\'t start right

    Thank you all. It turns out that it was a bad ground cable after all. Easy enough. Now for the rest of my repairs before getting tags hehehe.
     
  13. Josh

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    Re: D@mn thing won\'t start right

    What is involved in doing a remote soleniod?? I was thinking about this for another car of mine for security??

    Josh
     

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