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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TXsizeK5, Oct 14, 2001.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    Well I didnt drive the truck for about a weeka nd yesteday i started it up just so it wouldnt sit for too long wihtout being started up.. i let it rev a bit and sit there nad i shut it down.. well today i turn it on to get to chruch and well i turn the key and it does a slow cranking and kinda stops goes stops goes and dies.... it cranks slowly.. i think its my starter... how hard is it to replace one.. it looks kinda easy... how are the switch wires and battery wires connected on the solenoid? Do I need to unscrew those to get the wires off so i can take the starter off? Thanks.

    6in 87' K5 w/ 35" BFG muds.
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    "Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't"<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small"><EM>Edited by Grim-Reaper on 10/14/01 06:03 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
     
  2. TXsizeK5

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    Son of a female dog.. my starter

    I heard cleaning the gournd terminal helps? Where is the gorund terminal? Thanks
    I tried it again it cranks slowly like its bogging or lagging and then after a few seconds of craning it will start clicking ... clink clink clink

    thanks
    6in 87' K5 w/ 35" BFG muds.
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    "Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't"<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Grim-Reaper on 10/14/01 06:04 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  3. Waxer

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    Son of a female dog.. my starter

    That sounds like your battery. First remove the connectors from the battery and clean the terminals real good and the connectors. then put it back on and try cranking it. If it does it still then go have your battery tested.
    The click click click when you try to start it means the starter isnt getting enough power. I'll guarantee if you get someone to jump you that it will start right up.

    Crawlin the rocks with my K5
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    Son of a female dog.. my starter

    That is the same thing that happend to mine. The batt was charged and it would crank over slow (mostily when it was hot but as it got worse it would do it cold too). Than one day it would not start at all. To get it home I had a friend of mine hold the key to start and I hit the starter w/ a sledge : ) It started right up.

    Starters are easy to replace. There are 2 bolts that hold the starter in (9/16" socket if memory serves), the big wire from the batt, and the small ign. switch wire. Remove the neg. cable from the batt befor doing anything.

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    Son of a female dog.. my starter

    I had a similar problem even after doing my remote solenoid...turned out I had overlooked a poor ground cable.&lt;img src=&amp;quot;http://coloradok5.com/forums/images/icons/blush.gif&amp;quot;&gt;
    check all your connections and the condition of of your cables.

    Rene

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    Yeah my friend got mud in his starter and couldnt start it back up so my other friedn took a baseball bat and banged on the starter and it started up... old chevy trick he claimed.

    6in 87' K5 w/ 35" BFG muds.
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    "Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't"<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Grim-Reaper on 10/14/01 06:06 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    Son of a female dog.. my starter

    MY NEIGHBOR IS A ELECTRICIAN AND HE SAYS ELECTRIC MOTORS EITHER WORK OR THEY DONT SO ITS GOT TO BE YOUR BATTERY OR CABLES.OH YEA IT COULD ALSO BE YOUR TIMING.IF YOUR STARTER IS TURNING IT OVER ITS NOT BAD.<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Grim-Reaper on 10/14/01 06:07 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    Yeah i got a 850 cold cranking amps or whatever.. and it started up fast... almost as fast as my car
    Thanks guys.

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    "Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't"<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Grim-Reaper on 10/14/01 06:08 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    So it was the battery? Did I read you right, you bought a new one thats 850CCA?

    Somehow from the symptoms you posted, I knew it was the battery.

    *pats self on back* :)

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    Yes i bought a new one 850 cca eight hundred fifty... starts up really fast compared to my other really dirty, really nasty, really old 792 cca one. lol


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    "Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't"<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Grim-Reaper on 10/14/01 06:11 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    Re: Son of a female dog.. my starter

    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    Edited by Grim-Reaper on 10/14/01 06:11 PM.

    <hr></blockquote>.... hmmmmmm.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG].........


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    Re: Son of a female dog.. my starter

    I got complaints. Didn't want to delete the post since it was a valid question they guy had. So I just went and changed the title[​IMG]
    I still say battery. I also call bolongna on the starter working or not that somebody else posted about his electrician friends comment. A DC motor, if the armature windings over heat and burn can and have run at low speed since there windings burn together and make a shorter path it decreases the amount of torq it can generate and it will run slow under load. That often happens on winch motors when they get over heated. Tell your Electrician that what applies to AC motors does not apply to DC motors. A AC motor it is"almost true". If the motor was to get spinning it might run. the problem is the shorted out windings would play hell with the starter (all electrical to trick the motor into spinning one dirrection only Really the only bigg difference between a AC and DC motor) most A/C motors have and may short it out. A AC motor can run either direction also. The wiring into the starter is what determins the direction it will run. Little different that a DC motor because DC is totaly dependent on the polarity. A AC motor can run on DC current but often you will find them running backwards to what they were running on A/C. They can even flip flop on DC. Run one dirrection turn it off and spin it by hand the other direction and turn it on it run the other dirrection. Just depends onhow many windings are in contact with the brushes as to what way it can make it's first amount of movement and start spinning.

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    Re: Son of a female dog.. my starter

    sorry bout the title.. wasnt thinking... kinda pissed about the problem. But its all good now =D

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