I have owned this 6.2L '85 Chevy Blazer since May of 2000. Today the starter
was replaced for the 4th time since I have owned this truck. Is this common
on these trucks/engines? There isn't a whole lot to the starting system of a
diesel engine I didn't think. Is this true? Just the ignition, batteries,
glow plug controller, glow plugs, and starter along with some wiring. The
batteries are good as well as everything else. The mechanic, of whom I trust
very well said he couldn't figure what else could be causing this except all
starters from places like Napa are rebuilt and there are chances of getting
bad ones. But 4 in the 3 years...seems crazy. Anyone have any suggestions or
anything to help me on this? Am tired of dealing with this as often as I
have had too. Thanks.
When it went out finally on me on Saturday and would do nothing when turning
the key. No noises at all. Beforehand, it would crank slowly and click and
make a spinning sound like the drive was still spinning after the truck
started. The starters before this last one exhibited similar and yet
different things before finally being replaced. Sometimes seems the culprit
is something else that has not been identified. Anyone else with a similar
engine setup or exact have any ideas? What about any good diesel mechanics
on the board? Thanks and hope to figure this one out. This board has been
fairly helpful thus far. Thanks again.
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