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stater problems

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chris77k5, Nov 30, 2001.

  1. chris77k5

    chris77k5 Registered Member

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    I put a new stater in it cranks over a couple times then i hear a big chunk or it stater to crank normal then slows down like the battery is dead but its not what was the deal. please help

    77 k5 400sb, edelbrock rpm, carter 625,4" rancho 3" body, 3.08 10bolt 12bolt 33-12.5 soon to be 4.56 and 35s bfg km
     
  2. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    battery maybe or the shims, did you shim it?

    <font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!
     
  3. chris77k5

    chris77k5 Registered Member

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    no i didnt shim it

    77 k5 400sb, edelbrock rpm, carter 625,4" rancho 3" body, 3.08 10bolt 12bolt 33-12.5 soon to be 4.56 and 35s bfg km
     
  4. ricka

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    Well, welcome to my day. I had *exact* the same problem
    on my 400 small block K5. I lowered the starter, added a
    shim across both bolts and reinstalled it. This solved the
    problem. I'm not saying it was the shim. In fact, I kinda
    think it was just taking it out and putting it back in. I believe
    if you can actually install it a bit crooked if you aren't careful.
    Two other thoughts:

    - Do you still have the bracket that goes on the rear of the
    starter attached? This helps stablize the starter.

    - Make sure the bolts are torqued down to spec. Also, make
    sure you have the standard GM starter bolts, which are special.

    Hope that helps.

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    Tektronix, Inc. Beaverton, OR 503-627-2630
     
  5. chris77k5

    chris77k5 Registered Member

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    thanks for the help

    77 k5 400sb, edelbrock rpm, carter 625,4" rancho 3" body, 3.08 10bolt 12bolt 33-12.5 soon to be 4.56 and 35s bfg km
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    LOL thats funny because I have a 74 and when I first bought it it only had one, yes one bolt holding the starter in and when I took it out and EZ outed the snapped bolt and installed the new bolt it sounded the same , 2 yrs. i finally shimmed it , it was easy and it only sounds marginally better and my flex plate is in good condition too, ya know what it is, good ole' GM starters...

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  7. ricka

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    I have considered getting an aftermarket torque starter. I don't think this
    will solve any starting problems over the standard Delco GM unit, but they
    are generally lighter and smaller (so farther away from the headers).

    Since I'm gather data, any recommendations in this area? I've heard the
    Mean Green ones are recommended. Rumor has it they are found on
    the stock car circuit.

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    Tektronix, Inc. Beaverton, OR 503-627-2630
     
  8. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    My starter doesn't work so good anymore either [​IMG]
    Guess I shouldn't have packed it full of Moab mud [​IMG]

    [​IMG]<font color=red>[/b]"Rid'in HigH in my K5"[​IMG]
    ....[​IMG]<font color=blue>[/b]"8" Lift -<font color=purple>38.5's"[​IMG]....
     
  9. Executioner

    Executioner 1/2 ton status

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    a new stater ?
    I think you mean Remanufactured/rebuilt !
     

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