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i just spent 3hrs replacing a starter!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by muddysub, May 30, 2006.

  1. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    [heavy sarcasm] MAN I LOVE MY JOB!! [/heavy sarcasm]

    i just spent 3 hrs replacing a starter in one of our dump trucks... its an international (first problem) with a detroit 60 series in it (second problem)... not nonly are they a hourendous (sp?) bitch to get to, the damn thing weighs about 60lbs.... at one point i had a swivel socket, 4" extension, swivel adapter, 10" extension and my 3/8" impact on it...... what a paint in the ass!!
     
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    MTChevy 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    sounds like quite the set-up lol
     
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    change a small block Chevy starter, under a lowered truck in a dark parking lot with a pair of slip joint pliers then we'll talk. :haha:
     
  4. Jagged

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    Starter in a T-10 blazer. The inspection plate is hard enough to get down >:|
     
  5. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    We have three Intertrashanals at work with 60 series in them also. I think their all a pile of crap. To Me nothing says fun like changing the air compressor on a 615 scrapper in 97 degree heat after it has been running non stop for 9 hours. All I can say is have about 5 gallons of water on hand and never mind needing to piss.
     
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    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    its funny, the sarcasim tags dont show up in thread preview lol
     
  7. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    ive done swing motors in a deere 850 excavator in 105deg heat before... that was the first time i ever broke a 3/4" drive socket with my IR 3/4" gun.
     
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    I found it easier to remove the engine than the remove the starter on my 85 S10 with a 2.8....
     
  9. Jagged

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    Yeah, it's about like that.
     
  10. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    another pain in the ass was my friends 96 chevy 3500 with a 6.5 diesel in it. i replaced the motor mounts... well one of them i couldnt even get to the drivers side one for the differential, i gave up on it and didnt make him pay me anything for it since i only got half the job done.
     
  11. 89GMCSuburban

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    Pffft! That's cake! I can get my 1/2" drive stuff on those. Now......try a Cummins M11 in an older Freightliner FLD..........
     

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