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Old 12-15-2005, 03:53   #1 (permalink)
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starter motor seems to be dead.havent looked at it yet but i assume the exhaust manifold needs to come off?
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Old 12-15-2005, 04:55   #2 (permalink)
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starter motor seems to be dead.havent looked at it yet but i assume the exhaust manifold needs to come off?
On a '70 Mustang? It shouldn't need to come off. Pull the electrical leads off (after disconnecting the battery, doh!) and the two bolts fastening it to the bellhousing and slide it straight forward, point the nose toward the ground through the steering gear/tie-rod area and slide it on out. If you're looking at the exhaust manifold, you're looking at it from the wrong vantage point.

Granted, it has been a very long time since I changed a starter on a car with factory exhaust manifolds.


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ah good i was hoping it might not have to come off.thanks.
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What makes you think its dead?

Have you checked your wiring first? Main battery feed (fat lead) and a smaller ignition wire to the solenoid on the side of the starter.

Is your battery charged up OK?

Do you get a reasonably loud CLICK sound when you turn the key? This is the solenoid kicking in. If not could be battery, wiring or stuffed solenoid. If it clicks then you have a stuffed starter motor.
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starter was getting slower over last few weeks.battery new,then yesterday it want to start,stopped and thats it,just clicks,the ugly bit is that i went to unbolt it,and it wont budge with the bolts undone,the engine wont turn over by hand either,its like the starter is seized and the gear jammed on the ring gear or something? any ideas or heard of something like this? ring gear was checked and all good less than 1500km ago when gearbox was out. really dont wanna have to pull motor out again.any ideas?
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Just PULL it out. Nothing should really hold it in, even if it has sh1t itself.
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starter was getting slower over last few weeks.battery new,then yesterday it want to start,stopped and thats it,just clicks,the ugly bit is that i went to unbolt it,and it wont budge with the bolts undone,the engine wont turn over by hand either,its like the starter is seized and the gear jammed on the ring gear or something? any ideas or heard of something like this? ring gear was checked and all good less than 1500km ago when gearbox was out. really dont wanna have to pull motor out again.any ideas?
Sure you're not trying to hand turn it over in gear with the hand brake on Just kidding. Actually you have an auto anyway right?

Mate, man-up and let it know who's boss!

The starter drive cog can remain out and get stuck up against the ring gear. Good "technical tap" with a 10 pound gimpie should fix that. Just give it a few hits with the heel of your palm.....should come out.
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Just give it a few hits with the heel of your palm.....should come out.
..or just use the butt of your Colt 45, right Sheriff? <grin>


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..or just use the butt of your Colt 45, right Sheriff? <grin>


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Well, I was going to suggest some homemade C4, but can't talk about that on the internet these days Not recommended in suburbia.........best left to some wide open ranch south of the border...........pilgrim.
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Well, I was going to suggest some homemade C4, but can't talk about that on the internet these days Not recommended in suburbia.........best left to some wide open ranch south of the border...........pilgrim.
You forgot to spit a stream of chew... <snicker>

...of course, if you're not into rotting your "gizzard" with that spew, you can always change your avatar to:



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