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Re: How do you determine if it is a Starter Relay Or Solemoid gone bad? [Re: idaho39] #1307382
Wed Apr 17 2019 02:05 AM
Wed Apr 17 2019 02:05 AM
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Wrenchbender Ret.  Offline
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Lenexa Ks.
It sounds like you have a bad starter drive. It has a one way clutch in it. When it gets old & worn the clutch slips & it doesn't turn the flywheel. A starter shop or some old time mechanics can change the drive but its probably the same cost to get a reman starter.
George


They say money can't buy happiness. It can buy old Chevy trucks though. Same thing.

1956 Chevy 1/2-Ton Pickup

Re: How do you determine if it is a Starter Relay Or Solemoid gone bad? [Re: idaho39] #1307392
Wed Apr 17 2019 04:20 AM
Wed Apr 17 2019 04:20 AM
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State48 Ranch
It does sound like solenoid does not stay engaged. If not battery/connections, I would go along with the spring as Victor said/starter drive as you say or entire solenoid replace. Can't hear, see or observe. Trying to read hard on his explanation. Without the clicking, I know you guys are thinking starter drive, not solenoid electro magnet strength/coils because it always spins. I focused on first post saying starter hesitates and thought battery/connections. I just suggested what I would do to prove to myself it's not the battery with something easy, like cleaning and jumping.


1960 GMC K1001 (The Oreo SpeedWagon)
To each his own or the Highway.
All I know is what the voices in my head tell me and a little from watching TV.




Re: How do you determine if it is a Starter Relay Or Solemoid gone bad? [Re: idaho39] #1307438
Wed Apr 17 2019 06:13 PM
Wed Apr 17 2019 06:13 PM
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idaho39  Offline OP
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Nampa IDAHO
After checking for voltage drop at the starter and found none I preceded on with the next step and so I hooked up the jumper cables to my truck battery which read a full 12 +volts to the battery in the other vehicle that still reads 12.55 volts .. same thing as before ,..I seen no drop in dash lights , .

So now tomorrow morninng I have a re-manufactured starter along with a new solenoid coming to the auto parts store .


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Re: How do you determine if it is a Starter Relay Or Solemoid gone bad? [Re: idaho39] #1307449
Wed Apr 17 2019 08:04 PM
Wed Apr 17 2019 08:04 PM
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I'm going to take a wild guess here. You have a 1939 Chevy car, either coup or sedan. It has a 1955 Chevy car motor in it.
Let us know how the new starter works. A road trip is on your future.


1960 GMC K1001 (The Oreo SpeedWagon)
To each his own or the Highway.
All I know is what the voices in my head tell me and a little from watching TV.




Re: How do you determine if it is a Starter Relay Or Solemoid gone bad? [Re: idaho39] #1307452
Wed Apr 17 2019 08:27 PM
Wed Apr 17 2019 08:27 PM
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He was trying very hard not to tell us he was working on a car. He almost succeeded.🛠


Martin
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'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


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Re: How do you determine if it is a Starter Relay Or Solemoid gone bad? [Re: idaho39] #1307474
Wed Apr 17 2019 11:20 PM
Wed Apr 17 2019 11:20 PM
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bartamos  Offline
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That's OK. Nothing in this posts is car specific really. 235 and wiring is basically the same. But watch it buster!


1960 GMC K1001 (The Oreo SpeedWagon)
To each his own or the Highway.
All I know is what the voices in my head tell me and a little from watching TV.




Re: How do you determine if it is a Starter Relay Or Solemoid gone bad? [Re: idaho39] #1307477
Wed Apr 17 2019 11:38 PM
Wed Apr 17 2019 11:38 PM
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idaho39  Offline OP
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I know ,,but but but .. you guys on here are so knowlegable and helpful ..maybe I should move on and not have the temptation to ask for help . thx all who replied about this .










Re: How do you determine if it is a Starter Relay Or Solemoid gone bad? [Re: idaho39] #1307479
Thu Apr 18 2019 12:05 AM
Thu Apr 18 2019 12:05 AM
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bartamos  Offline
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State48 Ranch
Tiny will be your friend.


1960 GMC K1001 (The Oreo SpeedWagon)
To each his own or the Highway.
All I know is what the voices in my head tell me and a little from watching TV.




Re: How do you determine if it is a Starter Relay Or Solemoid gone bad? [Re: idaho39] #1307499
Thu Apr 18 2019 01:45 AM
Thu Apr 18 2019 01:45 AM
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Lenexa Ks.
Stick around. Cars have Stovebolt engines too. There is a great bunch of guys on this website all willing to help.
George


They say money can't buy happiness. It can buy old Chevy trucks though. Same thing.

1956 Chevy 1/2-Ton Pickup

Re: How do you determine if it is a Starter Relay Or Solemoid gone bad? [Re: idaho39] #1307551
Thu Apr 18 2019 12:25 PM
Thu Apr 18 2019 12:25 PM
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Thx to all of you who replied to my posting , My first old stove bolt was a 39 I bought for $50 ..when I towed it home at the age of 19 ,the clutch was stuck to the preasure plate and to get it out I had to drop the rear end ,,inclosed drive line .. I have photos and could post them in the spoon of it after I got it running good and spray painted it with grey primer paint ,,and maybe I will some day , if any one is interested to see them.. the winter of 64 I took the wife to her mothers as she was about to bare our first child as it was closer to the hospital .. the old stove bolt froze up and busted the block and I sold it for $35 .. So this vehicle I have now is a desire to own another some 54 years later..

The next step was pull the starter,,, soon as I did I found at least one of the culprits,, the gear went round and round .. Went to town and bought a new starter and relay ,,put them together and installed them and now the starter keeps on turning the fly wheel until gas gets to the carb and the motor starts .. not sure if the relay was bad and didnt want to take a chance on it ..so I might just rebuild the old starter as it Delco Remy and kinda want that back in the ______ as it is old stock

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