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Starter wont stop...

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by JeepsRcool, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. Sep 19, 2007
    JeepsRcool

    JeepsRcool Member

    Garden Grove, CA
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    Starter wont stop when start button is released before engine starts.:v6:
    starter is wired with large gauge wire to positive terminal on battery and switch to toggle 12v to solenoid on starter. Why would this happen, and how can i fix it... thanks guys.
     
  2. Sep 19, 2007
    Howard Eisenhauer

    Howard Eisenhauer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    First guess- bad solenoid :(

    2nd guess- bad toggle switch :rofl:

    3rd guess- someone put in a jumper between the solenoid output to the starter & the solenoid input terminal. :?

    4th guess- it's all a bad dream & you should wake up now :coffee:

    h.
     
  3. Sep 19, 2007
    lamar

    lamar Member

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    had it happen to me before.my solenoid was bad. took it apart and the copper contacts were burnt, i figured it temporary welds its self together and sticks together.the only way i could stop mine was to pull the battery cable from the battery or hit the solenoid with a hammer.
     
  4. Sep 19, 2007
    JeepsRcool

    JeepsRcool Member

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    Thanks thats how i shut mine off. only happens occasionally and the starter is brand new and the switch is new so idk thanks for the ideas.
     
  5. Sep 20, 2007
    66cj5

    66cj5 Jeep with no name

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    sounds like the solinoid is sticking in place. simple fix: remove solinoid, give it a light coat of grease and reinstall it.
     
  6. Sep 20, 2007
    Walt Couch

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    Since you say new starter, there is a possibility you might need a thin shim between starter and block. when you engague starter the bendix may be sticking to the ring gear which keeps the solenoid engaged hence continues to run starter, even though starter button is no longer pressed.
     
  7. Sep 20, 2007
    JeepsRcool

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    Thanks guys I pulled the starter and bench tested and no sticking so Im guessing its getting stuck on the flywheel, will pick up some an washers to use as shims tomorrow. thanks for the help.
     
  8. Sep 21, 2007
    JZ

    JZ Member

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    I had my starter overhauled and it came back with a new solinoid. When it threw the switch, the starter spun up like a charm (did not engage the ring gear though). I removed the solinoid and just placed 12V on it. It hung up! I found that the darn thing is very magnetic. Got a replacement from the overhaul place (did not fit the same, but that is another story) and it works great.
     

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