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Starter Selonoid Rebuild?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rustyk5, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. rustyk5

    rustyk5 Registered Member

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    Just burnt up a selonoid on my starter, It was only 10 minutes old:p: . I took it apart, and wondered if the can be rebuilt. It looks like there is a tool, kind of like a lock nut wrench that you could use to get the lock washer off that would open up the innards?
    Anyone done this?
    P.S. What "goes" when you cook a selonoid anyway, no "thingy" jokes either:grin:
    Andy
     
  2. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    new ones are cheap as hell, go get new one lol

    or one off another starter, if is same, some are metric and some are standard, that is exactly how the local battery shop explained it to me, theres a couple different 70s 80s gm starter solenoids

    good luck
     
  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    The one GM solenoid I took apart had a copper "rotor" inside, and from heat (extended cranking) the copper actually pitted, and wasn't making good contact.

    As was mentioned, they are cheap, go buy another. :)
     
  4. motorheadnelson

    motorheadnelson Registered Member

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    Use a remote solenoid. You can get a kit from someone like Summit. It uses a F@#d solenoid, but it cures the hot start problem.
     

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