View Full Version : SBC starter not stopping

05-03-2006, 08:43 PM
My starter is not (electrically) stopping - I don't have gas hooked up right now - the reason it's not firing up. I thought it was a shitty ground, so I threw on a nice ground strap, and cleaned up my ground real nice - Same deal. It just doesn't stop cranking is all. Any ideas?

05-03-2006, 09:14 PM
the relay on the side of the sarter is stuck .......or the ignition switch on the column is not returning......the switch is part way down the column and has a rod running from the key down to the switch and sounds like the switch is stuck on.....[51]

05-03-2006, 09:28 PM
Must be the relay, the rod on the column moves freely. Is the relay replaceable?

05-03-2006, 09:44 PM
the key returns fine?????????? i can still be the switch though dont rule it out just yet try........try another starter if it does the same thing then the switch is no good......[51]

05-03-2006, 09:58 PM
Actually, now that I think about it, when I short the starter out (before I had the switch hooked up at all) it did the same thing - it's gotta be the starter, not ground, not switch..

05-04-2006, 05:36 PM
got headers check they are not hiting any thing on the starter connections.

05-04-2006, 07:28 PM
Nope, no headers

BeerBaron Sr.
05-04-2006, 07:36 PM
Providing thus just happened,the cause would be the solinoed not releasing,
change the solinoid,or change the whole starter unit.

05-05-2006, 09:36 AM
Yeah, i'm thinking that's what it is. It did it before I started rebuilding it too, so it's not a 'new' thing, it was just something I dealt with before - starter would stop spinning when the engine started, I assume anyway. It at least disengages.

Always broke
05-05-2006, 04:22 PM
Just dump the mud out of it [f] [f] [f]

05-05-2006, 04:54 PM
Hehe, yeah. Typical Chevy shit eh? even when it's broken it still works. Ford starters you just let sit in the box on the shelf for too long and they break.

In The Zone
05-05-2006, 05:39 PM
Hehe, yeah. Typical Chevy shit eh? even when it's broken it still works. Ford starters you just let sit in the box on the shelf for too long and they break.

Never had a ford starter go yet......

lots o chevy ones though[f]

05-05-2006, 05:58 PM
i have only has 3 chev starters go and i lost count of the ford starters that let me down.............:rolleyes:

05-05-2006, 08:21 PM
I've had two ford starters go, and i've never owned a ford!

05-05-2006, 10:56 PM
did you hook the wires on the rite terminals?

05-06-2006, 01:39 AM
This is all factory to my knowledge, so I would hope it's hooked up right

05-12-2006, 12:37 PM
A solinoed is easy and cheap to replace. I have gone through a few and I went to pick a prt and got 2 so I have a spare for like 12 bucks.

05-13-2006, 05:19 PM
I replaced the starter, all is well now. I was thinking about swapping the solenoid, but the front bearing on the starter is pooched as well, so i'll get it rebuilt and use it as a spare or something.

m j
05-14-2006, 11:38 AM
there is a 4x4 specific starter that seals better then the standard ones,
if getting a rebuilt specify you want the 4x4 one
the snout is different, kinda closed in more and has a huge rubber washer that seals the motor when the gear retracts