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Old 10-23-2005, 09:04 PM
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Truck won't crank, it started perfect yesterday and today all I can hear is the solenoid click (sounds preaty loud) and the batteries are fine. Dash idiot lights dim slightly when trying to crank (appears as normal). I have not cleaned the battery cables for about 4 months but I tightened them a couple of days ago. I figure if I can hear the solenoid clicking it has to be the starter. I believe it is getting good power as the solenoid clicks loudly. It does not buzz like it has low batteries. What do you guys think? Could it be the positive cable connection on the passanger side battery?

Anyone ever hear of DB Electrical rebuilders in Johnson City TN They have brand new starters on Ebay for $116 with shipping (express mail) and have a 100% feedback rating with over 8000 sales. Would you buy this starter? Item number: 8009576220 http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWA%3AIT
Best price I got locally was $228 plus tax for a rebuilt one.

Brand NEW GEAR REDUCTION HEAVY DUTY STARTER FOR 6.2 LITER CHEVY DIESEL PICKUP

(Applications) Used On: 1989-1991 Chevy Blazer 6.2L V8 Diesel
1994 Chevy Blazer 6.5L V8 Diesel
1989-1993 Chevy C, K Series Pickups 6.2L V8 Diesel
1992-2001 Chevy C, K Series Pickups 6.5L V8 Diesel
1989-1993 Chevy & GMC G Series Vans 6.2L V8 Diesel
1994-1996 Chevy & GMC G Series Vans 6.5L V8 Diesel
1996-2001 Chevy & GMC G2500 Series 6.5L V8 Diesel
1996-2001 Chevy & GMC G3500 Series 6.5L V8 Diesel
1989-1993 Chevy & GMC P Series Step Vans 6.2L V8 Diesel
1994-1999 Chevy & GMC P Series Step Vans 6.5L V8 Diesel
1989-1991 Chevy R, V Series Pickups 6.2L V8 Diesel
1989-1991 Chevy Suburban 6.2L V8 Diesel
1994-1999 Chevy Suburban 6.5L V8 Diesel
1995-1999 Chevy Tahoe 6.5L V8 Diesel
1989-1991 GMC Jimmy 6.2L V8 Diesel
1989-1993 GMC Sierra 6.2L V8 Diesel
1992-2001 GMC Sierra 6.5L V8 Diesel
1994-1997 GMC Yukon 6.5L V8 Diesel

This gear reduction starter is a higher torque replacement for the old style larger 27MT starter used on eariler model 6.2 liter diesels.

This Starter Fits Both Automatic & Manual Transmissions.

Reference numbers - replaces 1109219, 1109563, 1113266, 1113267, 1113269, 1113270, 1113295, 1113296, 1113589, 1998442 323-407, 323-447, 323-299, 323-381

Features - 100% Brand New Starter For Chevy Diesel Engines. High efficiency gear reduction design with shock absorption. Corrosion resistant external components. Water splash proof. Delivers higher torque resulting in lower battery current drain.

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Old 10-23-2005, 09:16 PM
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It is more than likely the chinese starter. I bought one off ebay at the begining of summer and it still works good today. Yes i would buy again.

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Old 10-24-2005, 05:15 AM
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I found the Chinese starter locally for $125. What do the rest of you think of this starter as a replacement? Going to go work on the truck now. It's about 15 miles away sitting in a friends driveway.
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:15 AM
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Howdy
Personally, I would buy a starter locally and NEW if you can afford it. I've changed starters in the snow @ -10* and it isn't any fun! Then again I've had new starters go also, but not as often. Remember the true test is only about 1 month away!!
Try the old "bang on it" test. Take a long rod or whatever and tap/bang on the starter motor a few times. If it frees up then you know what your problem is.
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Old 10-24-2005, 07:18 AM
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The Truck runs!!!!! It was the positive cable connections on the passenger side battery. Cleaned them (they did not look very coroded at all) and it started right up. Going to buy some bolts to do the update on the side bolt connections and clean the rest of the terminals right now.
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Old 10-24-2005, 09:53 AM
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In general, Chinese electric motors are of inferior quality. No doubt this will change as they continue their conquest of America, but for now it's true.

If you switch to a geared starter, remember to get the correct rear attach bracket or you'll end up with the starter dragging on the ground by the B+ line...
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:27 PM
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Dave--
put (preferably synthetic) grease/dielectric on the cleaned terms to exclude water .
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