Engine Mechanical problem
1981 Chevy Silverado V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 440, 00 miles
My truck will not start. My new rebuilt starter will stay engaged until the engine begins to start. Then the Bendix will disengage or release the starter gear from the flywheel. Unfortunately, I don't think the starter has stayed engaged long enough for the engine to start running. This is a diesel with no fuel or electrical problems and two almost new batteries in excellent fully charged condition. I pulled the starter and it looks good so I reinstalled it. I broke the new solenoid cover on the reinstall and pulled it again, purchased a new solenoid and installed that. Still the same problem. I think the starter is operating well and turning the engine at about 100 rpm but the starter is just releasing too soon. If you turn the fuel off and just crank the engine, it will keep cranking the engine with 22.5 to 1 compression with no problem. The previous starter was doing the same thing but I turned it in as a core for this starter. Does the gear on the starter determine when the starter disengages or is it the spring that is in the solenoid? Is the only purpose of the spring in the solenoid is to keep the starter gear out of the way when the engine is running? What can I do to keep the starter engaged until the engine starts and can run by itself?
have the same problem?
Sunday, January 25th, 2009 AT 3:04 PM