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Old 09-15-2009
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cables get hot

i keep having this one problem ever time i go to try and start my truck my battery cables are gettin hot.. i can hear my starter spinning but not spinning my fly wheel so i changed out my cylonde and same thing. any idea what the problem is?
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Have you checked to make sure A) the starter mount hardware didnt come loose and now the starter teeth are no longer engaged into the flywheel OR B) the teeth havent stripped on either the starter or flywheel?
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Are you sure its just not "clicking" if so I'd clean the battery posts and give her a shot again.
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What is a cylonde by the way?
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I'm pretty sure he meant solenoid. lol
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Sounds like the starter gear is not kicking out and contacting the flywheel.
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What is a cylonde by the way?

i was wondering the same thing. i made this post for a friend of mine. you know how long it takes to get signed on with.
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Start by redoing all of the connections; clean them up and use a conductive electrical paste on all of them.
Tighten all bolts.

If the starter is spinning but the engine is not then your Bendix Spring inside of the starter is probably broken or worn out; either get a rebuild kit for this (NOT SURE IF THEY ARE STILL AVAILABLE) or get a different starter.

If you have things apart and have a piece of BLK battery cable try this, (this one should raise an eye brow), run a new negative cable from the battery ("-" connection) or from the grounding point on the block to one of the starter mounting bolts; again clean connections use paste.
What this does is reduce the path the electricity has to travel getting from the battery to the starter and back to the battery and in turn this will make the starter work more efficiently and last longer.

Luck,

p.s. While you have the connections all apart, IF you do the connection cleaning thing, and IF the solenoid is separate from the starter, consider the solenoid mounting, clean it and make sure there is a good connection to ground, use HD external tooth star washers.
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swickwake,
How's did you make out on this ?
Did you replace the starter ?
Did you redo any connections ?
FEEDBACK, please ?
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this was not in my truck. i made this thred for a friend. he was in the process of rebuilding his motor. he went to the junck yard and picked up a starter out of a manual trans. he got home and instaled the starter on to a auto trans. so a starter out of a manual trans will not work in a auto. so he went to autozone and got the right starter and every thing works perfect. i really appricate every bodys help. this is why i really enjoy this forum.

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