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Ataglance 05-12-2012 08:06 PM

New Starter Problems
The old starter was thumping and whirring and did not cranck the engine. So I replaced it with a new one from O'Reilly's.

The nuew one makes one big thump and that's it. No cranking.

I am pretty sure I hooked it up correctly and the battery is fulty charged.

Any help is appreciated.

south26 05-12-2012 08:52 PM

Hi, a friend of mine got a bad one from the same place, it might just be bad.


catso 05-13-2012 11:43 AM

Try rotating the crankshaft by putting a socket on it and move the flywheel to a different position. Maybe some of the teeth are damaged.

south26 05-13-2012 07:23 PM

With the fly wheel,, I have had that problem. It tends to sound like a high pitch screech. Until the starter hits a good tooth.


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