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Old 05/23/2006, 07:11 AM   #1
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Starter or Battery?

Need some help.

351W engine. C4 trans. Starter engages but wont turn engine over. Try two or three times and it usually will finally work normally. I am afraid I will get stuck out somewhere and not be able to start.

I have replaced the starter with a recon one, which died (dont know why - it just quit), and then put the old one back in. I replaced the solenoid (that did not seem to be the problem). Cranking volts is around 10v. No current volts is around 14v. Cranking amps (once it starts to turn over) is around 150. Battery is maybe 3 years old, and the situation doesnt change after I charge it.

So - do i need a new battery, a new starter, a different starter, a different battery? Any other tests I should try? (I dont think it has anything to do with the charging system). Casey

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