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Old 10-14-2012, 07:23 PM   #131
b spot
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Thanks! Had hit right. Phew. The problem was the + post on the new starter wasn't high enough and the large + connection was touching where the yellow wire goes, firing the starter as soon as the battery was hooked up. Put a nut on to space things up, and now it works, but about 1 in ever 4 starts I get a bit of a whirring/clicking, almost as if the starter isn't fully disengaged? Any tips? The thought of pulling it again makes me want to cry. Can I just leave it? It doesn't sound overly violent and usually only lasts a couple minutes. Unless there is something else I could have screwed up, but mechanically this repair is straightforward, its just a b*tch.
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