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3/31/17 8:58am - Original Message: 'Starter Trick'
aldocar
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Thursday was a nice day so we took a nice ride to Ct. Car was running great we decided to take the back mountain roads home stopped to get gas.  Turned the key nothing no click not a sound. I thought it might be the battery but I checked it prior to ride and it was fine. I saw this young man in a pick up and asked him if he had jumper cables and he did we tried to jump it nothing.  He said "I built a couple of hot rods and I bet the starter has dirt accumulated on it" he took a breaker bar and gently hit the starter I turned the key and it fired up.  He went on to say he liked corvetts and some day he would buy one. I gave him 50 dollars and was happy as hell, he did not want to take the money but I insisted we lucked out to find a nice young man who had mechanical knowledge. ( the toe home would have cost a hell of lot more)

I will carry a breaker bar and if this happens again I will then have the starter replaced.  I feel that it may be a larger issue than just a dirty starter it may be a faulty relay at which some day will totally go bad.  I wanted to reference the tapping process for owners who may not know of this trick if you find yourselves in this situation.

Take care drive safely.   We have a major snow storm coming this sucks!!!!


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4/1/17 6:00am - Reply: 'Re: Starter Trick'
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  been there done that........time for a new starter my friend.



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4/1/17 9:15am - Reply: 'Re: Starter Trick'
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I was afraid of that oh well here we go. 

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4/1/17 5:51pm - Reply: 'Re: Starter Trick'
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aldocar said: I was afraid of that oh well here we go. 



that $50. would buy you a new starter solenoid and a 6pk and problem solved.
 
 
Been there many many many times.
Its a simple problem with a simple solution.
 
Good Luck.


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7/12/17 6:28am - Reply: 'Re: Starter Trick'
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I fitted a starter button linked directly to the solenoid from the battery (just in case)..

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