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Old 07-19-2000, 12:21 PM
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just got my gw back from machine shop after the complete rebuild.....all is well except for the starter dragging....mech says its old and no big deal he just doesnt do starters.....anyway got it home it sat 2-3hours .went to pull it into garage and she wont start....got power but when you turn key nothing happens .please help..thanks in advance.

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Old 07-19-2000, 12:54 PM
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It sounds like your starter has a dead spot or is grounding out. If it is grounding out it can be fixed with a new set of bushings. If the armature has a dead spot it is probably cheeper to get a rebuilt.

Try taping on the starter a few times with a hammer, then get in and it might start.

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Old 07-19-2000, 02:31 PM
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Also make sure the green wire from the fusible link is in good shape. Engine heat causes this relatively thin wire to corrode more quickly.
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Old 07-20-2000, 02:11 AM
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i just want to know what kind of mechanic rebuilds engines,but "doesnt do starters"?



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Old 07-20-2000, 03:18 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by scotty:
i just want to know what kind of mechanic rebuilds engines,but "doesnt do starters"?
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Well, you know how some body-shops call in a glass-shop to pull and install windshields?

That must be what this guy does: He unbolts everything from the engine, calls a guy to come in and undo the two bolts and two wires to the starter (it's an '88 with a Mitsu starter, so the wiring is twice as complicated), then unbolts everything else, machines and mic's the engine internals, torques everything to spec, bolts the engine back in, calls his starter guy again for the two bolts and two wires, and then finishes reinstalling the engine himself...



Seriously, though, if he rebuilt the engine, he had the starter sitting there on the bench the whole time. He sure could order a $70 replacement and do what he did when he R&R'd it for the rebuild. But then again, if you're patient, you could do it yourself.

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Old 07-20-2000, 05:29 AM
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Heheheh cant help it thats kinda funny..
Do ya think mabye all those maids that say "I dont do windows" are actually really good at putting starters on FSJ's? hmmm

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Old 07-20-2000, 06:06 AM
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Have you tried tapping on the shifter to make sure its fully engaged in park? Or try starting it in neutral? After dropping my new motor in and putting the tranny linkage back together the tranny shifter was alot smoother and well, it felt kinda loose, but now it is a little harder to get it to click over the *Neutral-start switch* That may be your problem right there... try starting in neutral and see what happens.

I can't believe none of you other guys thought of this! Shame on yall!
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Old 07-20-2000, 06:12 AM
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I forgot to mention to always check the basics like battery, fusible links, neutral safety switch, etc.


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