I´m new here, bought my first American vehicle yesterday.
The starter motor wont turn when engine (Starter) is warm. I dismantled the
starter and understod that the solenoid is working but the starter just wont
turn. After I cooled it with compressed air for 15 minutes it worked
Is there a shortage in the starter? The previous owner just changed it and
it looks brand new.
The starter really feels hot like hell after driving the car. When the car
is left for 30 minutes the starter is actually hotter than the oilsump next
/Peter, Sweden, 1994 Roadmaster Wagon
It there a heat shield that sits on top of the solenoid or just covers
the starter? There should be. The starter sits very close to the
right exhaust manifold and has always required some sort of
heat shield on the small block chevy's.
It didn´t do any good. Atleast not the way I made it...out of a showel for
children... a aluminium sheet that i put between the header and starter.
Can I put two thin washers between the starter and the block to prevent
heat from engine going into the starter?
I asked the previous owner if this occured before but ofcourse not. I cant
tell if he is lying or not. He will however pay for a new starter but I wont
buy it if thats not the cause. I will try to order a heatshield tomorrow but
that is probably easier said than done here in Sweden.
Any other ideas what could be the reason otherwise?
No, that won't work as you will change the distance from the
flywheel to the starter drive, which you don't want to do.
> I asked the previous owner if this occured before but ofcourse not. I
I would take him up on his offer of a new starter. You never know
what might be wrong with the one that you got. And then, yes, I
would attempt to get the correct heat shield...though as you say,
it may be difficult over there.
Yeah, I read that. That's why I mentioned grounds.
Resistance goes up with heat everywhere, not just INSIDE the starter.
My knowledge is more general than Ian's though, so it may indeed be a
problem with the starter itself.
Silliest thing I ever saw was when a friend was chasing a hot start problem
forever, I walked over looked, and pulled the ground cable from the battery
to the block off the block with my bare hand.
I said, "it helps if these things are fastened in place".
You should be able to if you have sheet metal handy... I'd also
recommend experience cutting and fitting it. I've seen too many cuts
caused by sheet metal to be sarcastic.
Quid quid latine dictum sit altum videtur.
(That which is said in Latin sounds profound.)
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