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Electrical Wizards how do I check how much amperage my starter is pulling

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by LKJR, Feb 2, 2003.

  1. LKJR

    LKJR 1/2 ton status

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    title says it, I"m wondering if my starter isn't pulling hella amperage, how do I check this, will my multimeter do it, but I was thinking it only could handle like 20A

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  2. BlueBlazer

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    You need an inductive amp pickup, or go to a parts store that does battery testing, a lot of the battery testers have a function for measuring starter draw.
     
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    thanks guys, I just need to check it once, don't really need a constant reading
     
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    That's the tool that will do it. You just hold it next to the starter cable, then have someone crank the truck while you look at the current reading. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Go to Autozone, they should be able to do it for you.
     
  7. ZonkRat

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    Most decent part houses should be able to check it for you. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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