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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-27-03, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Starter won't stop cranking

The starter on the 351 won't stop cranking once the key is engaged to start. I've just made 1 good starter (I thought) from two dead starters.

I've been told it's shorting but where do I look or check for?

I am removing it tomorrow to see what the hells going on. I am dying to see what my new heads are like.

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Re: Starter won't stop cranking

It could also be a problem with the ignition switch causing it to keep cranking even after you have let it back to the on position.

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Re: Starter won't stop cranking

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It could also be a problem with the ignition switch causing it to keep cranking even after you have let it back to the on position.

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I've eliminated the switch. I wished it was the switch as the starter is encased in 1 3/4" 4-1 extractor pipes.

It's a 1-2hr job max to do. Used to take 1/2" with the 4-2-1's.

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Re: Starter won't stop cranking

I think the solenoid could be the problem then.

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Re: Starter won't stop cranking

If you can hook up a test light in a Hot-in-start wire, start the car, and if it stays on as you release the key, then it's probably the barrel. If not, pull the starter apart and check for any abnormalities.

Sorry I can't be of too much help.

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Re: Starter won't stop cranking

sticking solenoid is my guess too.


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Re: Starter won't stop cranking

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I think the solenoid could be the problem then.
Guess who was on the money? The solenoid wasn't the correct one for the car. The internal wiring was different. Swap to old solenoid and bingo! Back to normal

Now I can see what these 3V CHI heads are like

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Re: Starter won't stop cranking

Cheers good to see you have got the car going.

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