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STARTING PROBLEMS??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by gabdam, Apr 24, 2001.

  1. gabdam

    gabdam Registered Member

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    HI EVERYONE, MY PROBLEM IS WHEN I START UP THE TRUCK FOR THE FIRST TIME , IT STARTS UP OKAY BUT IF I DRIVE IT FOR A WHILE THEN SHUT IT OFF WHEN I GO TO RESTART IT, IT SOUND AS IF THE BATTERY IS WEAK AND IT DOESN'T WANT TO KICK OVER AND I GET A JAMMING SOUND FROM THE STARTER.. SHOULD I BE LOOKING FOR A NEW STARTER CAUSE THE BATTERY IS NEW..
     
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    Could be overheating associated with the solenoid. Do you have headers? Does it work if you let the engine cool down? If so may want to relocate the solenoid. If running stock manifolds, could still be the solenoid aging causing this. Also, turn the caps lock button on you keyboard off, it's like yelling.
     
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    I second Wheels opinion. If you run headers, you might try a heat shield for the starter if you don't want to relocate the solinoid.

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    hey, all you need is a bigger hammer and you can fix ANYTHING... lol[​IMG]

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  5. gabdam

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    sorry about the cap lock, i have stock manifolds..if it cools down there's no problem starts right up.
     
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    I had a dually ('82 model) and when it got hot, the starter wouldn't turn at all. Like the battery was completly dead. After 3 starters I learned that there were some years in the '80's that had a problem with the ignition wireing. Well, I put a starter button on and never had a problem since. I don't know it that's your problem, but you might be able to rig up a temp starter button and see if that fixes it.

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    thats exactly what happens it seems the battery does'nt have the juice to crank it over when its hot , but when its cool its a hard start but it will start....what i mean by hard start is that it doesn't kick over at first turn of the key, it will crank two or three times then start.
     
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    On the dually, it was just dead, I mean just nothing....barely a click. If it sorta turns over, that might be different, but I'd put a starter button on it just to see. I wouldn't mount it anywhere until you know that it fixed it, but I'd try it.

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    i'll give it a shot ..i have to buy a new starter..i'll try it if it works thank you in advance
     
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    I hope it's that simple! Good luck!

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    I'd suggest getting Summits GM remote start kit which comes with everything you need including a special brass terminal that fits on the starter.

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    Summits remote solonoid (just a Ford solonoid) is on the left, ignore my battery isolator on the right.

    This will fix GM's famous hot start problem.

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    wow clean motor compartment shawn mine is never that clean lol nice wiring too

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