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starter problems

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by shupach, Aug 9, 2001.

  1. shupach

    shupach 1/2 ton status

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    My friend is having problems with his starter. He just had it replaced and now it can start cold. However once the engine is warm the starter wont start. It wont even turn the engine or make a clicking noise. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Im thinking it has to be in the solenoid or somewhere in the connections, or the alternator isn't working to the point that the battery is drained.

    help is appreciated.

    phill
     
  2. 88K5Jimmy

    88K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Its probably the solenoid. My old truck did this, just get another solenoid and a heat shield for it and you should be good to go. Hope this helps.
    88K5Jimmy
     
  3. Triaged

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    If it is a cheep parts store rebuild chances are that the starter is bad. Does he have hedders? If he does hot starting is a common prob. Time for a heat shield.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
     
  4. DMK

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    How old is the battery and what condition is it in?
     
  5. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    I doubt it's the starter, solonoid or battery. This is common with all GM's. The Summit remote solonoid kit will fix this problem.

    This link explains it in full detail:
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Speedway/6432/starter.htm>http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Speedway/6432/starter.htm</a>

    Here's a pic of mine mounted next to my Hellroaring dual battery isolator:
    www.off-road.com/chevy
     
  6. greybeard

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    Sounds like heat soak to me. I was having the same problem with mine. I installed a new starter last spring (GM) and a couple of times this month, it wouldn't start when it was hot. I picked up a heat shield from Summit and installed it this past weekend. Seems to be working fine so far. If I continue to have trouble, I'll go with the remote solenoid.
     

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