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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted July 25, 2005 09:25 AM  
every 2-3 races my starter goes bad
silinoid. what could cause this


Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 59
posted July 25, 2005 11:52 AM  
If your starter is near the exhaust header, the heat from the header could be "cookin" it.

Gas right. Brake left. No bumping.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 626
posted July 25, 2005 04:13 PM  
what kind of car where is the silinoid located? When you say goes bad what does it do or not do. What kind of starter or brand are you using. I know that when I worked at a local parts store there were two brands and it seemed like one of them had a bunch of returns..

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 65
posted July 25, 2005 09:59 PM  
i had to get an older model starter from auto zone i think it was listed for a 81 or 82 mustang . the girl working ther was the best in the store and knew what the problem was. this model has an extra tooth. also i found that i have to run that shield between the motor and trans. i can get the parts number if you need it and its guaranteed for life.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted July 26, 2005 08:38 PM  
76 ford mustang 2300
silinoid goes bad and doesnt try to turn the motor. starter is right beside header.
i have tried cheap brand and very good brand both go bad. yes please give me the part number i will try it. i was also told today to wire the starter to turn the motor
then flip the switch to start it. mine right now
flip switch push button to turn motor
thanks for the replys

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted August 05, 2005 06:46 PM  
We had this problem a few years ago ..what was happening on our mustang was vibration.the bolts that hold the selinoid on were loosening up and allowing the selinoid to move on the starter.What we did to fix it was take the bolts out of the selinoid and put lock tight on them.We havent had the problem since.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 65
posted August 16, 2005 07:08 PM  
i found the number for the starter on my car,it's from auto zone valucraft 3156.this is for a 1980 mustang 2.3, newer models use a 3191, the 3191 would grind on my car.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted August 19, 2005 08:11 AM  
The small mazda truck starter has more torque and lasts longer.

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