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Old 02-20-2008
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Besttest 4.0 Starter

Bought a new BESTTEST (whoops) starter form o'reileys on halloween day... installed it, and a week ago it was shorted out (we have had 3 ft drifts here in iowa and i have to hit about every one of them to get to work and school). large build up of ice/snow on solenoid shorted it im assuming. so anyways, ANOTHER new besttest starter, and truck is acting same as it did a week ago... WTF? anyone else have problems with these? any ideas or comments? battery is good, new solenoid, and even with a 50 amp chg starter just clicks when trying to engage. HELP!
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bang on it with the handle of a screwdriver like in the old days. Sometimes the magnets stick in either the solenoid or the starter itself
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Old 02-21-2008
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What do your terminals look like? Both your battery terminals, and the terminals that bolt onto the solenoid. Just because a battery is "good", doesn't mean it's adequite enough for it. My stock battery would just click the starter, then the optima took it's place.
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Old 02-23-2008
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battery terminals are good, went to town yesterday and got a new connector for the posi cable to the starter, replacing that tomorrow if i can get around (sprained my ankle when I was drunk on friday) If this doesnt work, I'll look into the better battery. Already tried banging on the starter.... thanks for the help guys
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