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Old 12-03-2010, 12:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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starter problems.

i got a 82 toyota pickup 4x4 with a stock 22r. back in june i had to replace the starter because the starter would draw to much amps upon start up. since then i had to warranty the starter 3 times, because upon trying to start the truck the dash lights would dim as if power was being drawn but the truck wouldn't start. then i would have to tap/hit the starter and it would start. i beleive its contact failure. the brand is a delco remy napa starter. i was just wondering if anyone has had this problem with napa starters? or could ther be something wrong with my truck? thanks.
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think the starter is your problem ... bad grounds can cause issues like these, I had similar ones in my truck. Make sure the power wire to the starter is a fat gauge, make sure you have adequate chassis and body grounds.

Before I added proper grounds my motor was really hard to start and the starter would really struggle. Now that I added ground from motor to chassis , motor to body , and battery to body grounds my starters works much better and my voltage remains much more constant
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i am havin the exact same problem. i have ground and i have a fat power cable. also have a brand new starter. ever figure it out?
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i am havin the exact same problem. i have ground and i have a fat power cable. also have a brand new starter. ever figure it out?
Did you check the ground from the battery to the chassis and from the chassis to the block?
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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did you check the ground from the battery to the chassis and from the chassis to the block?
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