<VV> Starter Mystery

Matt Nall patiomatt at aol.com
Mon Jul 5 18:06:04 EDT 2010

After installation, the engine was static timed.  When the starter was used the 
engine turned over slowly as if the battery was weak. The mystery began when the 
key was turned off and removed.  The starter continued to slowly turn the 
engine. Two starter, a new ignition  switch and a new neutral safety switch 
failed to cure the problem.  As the starter turns after the key is removed the 
battery negative cable get HOT!
All types of tricks have been tried.  Disconnecting, the alternator among other.  
Nothing stops the starter from turning.  The car has a new engine compartment 
and body wiring harness. It also has a new stater 'mini-harness'.  The car has a 
Pertronix ignition.
I'm stumped.  Any ideas? Thanks in advance.


 Cables always get warm / hot after 30 seconds of cranking.... only a larger gauge will cure that..

Forget all the other things....

Pull the starter harness  from the car's harness.  Remove the Bat cableS  from the battery

Pull the LR  wheel and     Using Jumper cables to the solenoid and starter body... try cranking it there..

 Also    when you separate the Starter's harness....  try turning the key....  read the purple  and then the Yellow wires for Voltage AFTER you release the key..

Matt Nall
Charleston, Oregon


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