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Username Post: Starter spins doesn’t engage        (Topic#353912)
TR56210 
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Reg: 10-28-18
11-14-18 03:49 PM - Post#2751412    

Hi folks,

Appreciate your input. This is freshly built 383 700r4, hei drive train. That was freshly broken in. For the last week I have been attempting to position and tie up under dash wiring. So, I have undone and attempted to tidy up this wiring mess using the stock wire guide. I have triple checked everything from bat, to starter to ign switch to fuse box. When attempting to start, with key, I hear the starter motor spinning but not engaging.

Either I have mis wired or somehow messed up a brand new starter, that worked perfectly prior to my wiring adventure.

As an aside, I pulled the trigger on a new Ron Francis wiring harness to hopefully resolve the after market adds, pwr window, seats, ac.

Man this is frustrating......

Tom



 

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acardon 
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acardon
Loc: DFW TEXAS
Reg: 03-25-05
11-14-18 05:20 PM - Post#2751420    
    In response to TR56210

What kind of starter? Check that the battery is fully charged (12.6 volts).

Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 
Shepherd 
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Loc: Lake George, NY
Reg: 11-11-15
11-14-18 05:20 PM - Post#2751421    
    In response to TR56210

Stock GM starter? If so sounds like the starter clutch is bad.



 
TR56210 
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Posts: 26

Reg: 10-28-18
11-14-18 06:07 PM - Post#2751426    
    In response to Shepherd

Will double check battery, it is new and was on charger but not currently. Starter is one of those high torque smaller than normal units, will check my records.



 
TR56210 
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Posts: 26

Reg: 10-28-18
11-14-18 06:55 PM - Post#2751431    
    In response to TR56210

Just went to Summit Racing, and have replacement on the way.



 

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