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hot start problem

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by GMC500, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. GMC500

    GMC500 1/2 ton status

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    hi all

    I have a problem starting my rig after driving it for a while

    I've already did the remote solenoid thing, checked the alternator, starter , recharged the battery and replaced the cables from the battery to starter and from battery to the alternator

    the car will start fine when cold
    but when warm it will hardly crank (for a second or 2 seconds ) then it will die

    I don't think it is a timing issue because advancing or retarding the timing ( by turning the distributer) won't make any difference

    what should I look after ?

    thanks for your time
     
  2. DEMON44

    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    My crystal ball went into the shop yesterday so you're gonna have to tell me what vehicle & engine you're talking about.
















    but it sure sounds like vapor locked fuel line
     
  3. GMC500

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    1986 GMC k10
    355 sbc ( compression around 9.5:1 )
    vortec heads
    RPM air-gap intake
    comp cams Xtreme 4x4 cam
    750 cfm edelbrock 1407 carb
    sm465 + np205 + stock 1/2 tons
     
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    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    Ohhh and I shoulda read your 1st post closer......It won't crank when hot.

    Did you check and clean your grounds?


    temperature is creating high resistance or an open somewhere.......
     
  5. GMC500

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    I have a new ground cable going to the alternator
    and one to the core support then to the frame

    shouldn't than be enough ?
     
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    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    yes probably. what did you mean by you did the solenoid thing already?

    were the windings tested? I don't beleive bench testing a starter with one of those ****ty parts store testers can reproduce or diagnose a hot start failure. but a no load free run test would tell you some other things. but you need to know the RPM its spining at. and what voltage.


    Honestly what I'd do is get another starter reman with return warantee or maybe a buddy has one or whatever and put it in. find out if it still does it. if it does just return the starter. But I'd bet a new starter fixes it.
     
  7. GMC500

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    something like this

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    I'll try to find another starter to test it

    thanks
     
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    Does your rig have the factory heat shield around the starter? They usually get left off after the first starter change. I had the same problem with a 70 Burb with headers. Found a heat shield for the starter, put foil back insulation tween the shield and the starter, and no more problems.:D
     
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    Is Mark Hamilton (MAD Electrical) still in biz?
     
  11. GMC500

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    no


    I have replaced the starter and now it is starting fine
    the old one was shot

    thanks
     

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