Hi all....hopefully a simple quick one here... For the past week or so my 84 SE has been giving just a click when I turn the key the first time..then starting on the second try. Today I went to start it and it will only click. It sounds like the bendix is kicking in but the starter won't turn. Should I replace the whole starter or could I get by with just a new solenoid?? Any thoughts???? Thanx! Brian
The clicking is the solenoid pulling in. That closes the contact to run the starter motor. Would think that means it's either the solenoid or the motor has gone bad. The bushes in the motor could very well be shot. Probably better off just getting a replacement starter. But you might check the battery cables are tight and the nuts on the starter are tight.
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Thanks Dodgerunner, I'll check the connections tomorrow since it's dark and about 30 degrees here, and my garage is full with my GA and my 2 Chrysler TC by Maserati. But for $60 for a new stater and solenoid I think I would sleep better at night knowing my DD will start in the morning..
Posts: 9122 From: Waleska, GA, USA Registered: Jan 2004
UPDATE: Success!! spent about 90 minutes in the late afternoon and swapped out the old starter for a replacement and she fired right up. Checked all my connections while I let some penetrating oil help loosen up one of the mounting bolts that was being stubborn. Tightened everything with no success so I continued with the swap... I'll rest easy knowing she'll start int he morning...Thanks guys!!