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Starter cranks and then quits?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigBen, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. BigBen

    BigBen 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Nov 14, 2002
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    Grand Haven, MI
    This problem is gradually getting worse.

    The starter on my 383 will catch and start cranking like normal.

    After a second or two, I'll feel a 'shudder' and then the starter will disengage and wind down. All while I'm holding the key on "start".

    The length of time before it disengages changes, but it always seems to happen......

    Anyone else have this happen? Any ideas on what is wrong? I'm saving for a gear-reduction unit, so I'd like to put off the replacement if I can with a quick fix....

    Thanks guys,

  2. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status Premium Member

    Jun 30, 2002
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    Salem, Or.
    Check the bendix gear to flywheel engagement gap. One of the two might be worn down enough to cause this. Shimming can generally help.

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