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Old 10-02-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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Bad starter?

I just got my Ignition Control Module replaced in my '93 lt1 and when i got it back it wouldn't start. It will start on occasion but after a lot of coxing. when i turn the key sometimes there's a whirring or clicking sound from underneath the passenger side floorboard, and other times nothing. and then sometimes it'll crank over no problem. im thinking starter motor. any one else ever have this problem?
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:59 AM   #2
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You should test the starter. Visit shbox.com, it should be on there.
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Bad / dirty battery connection will cause what you're seeing.
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Clean up the positive and negative posts on the battery. I would also clean up the chassis ground that goes from the negative battery post to the chassis.
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Clean up the positive and negative posts on the battery. I would also clean up the chassis ground that goes from the negative battery post to the chassis.
I agree, it sounds like there is too much resistance between two points. Check voltage drops with a multimeter, they should be low other than across the starter
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Sounds like your starter relay(the sound you're hearing under the passenger kick panel) is your issue. You can easily have your starter tested with a battery tester. Most battery testers also allow you to test the draw your starter makes when cranking an also your alternator and the quality/condition of your battery.
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Sounds like your starter relay(the sound you're hearing under the passenger kick panel) is your issue. You can easily have your starter tested with a battery tester. Most battery testers also allow you to test the draw your starter makes when cranking an also your alternator and the quality/condition of your battery.
Battery testers are expensive though, or at least the ones I've used are. The easier way would just to go to a local AutoZone and have them checked. Not sure if they R&R though, probably not
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If your hearing a whirring noise that means the bendix is failing. You can replace it or replace the starter. Still check your connections at the battery and at the starter.
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Any of you tried a 88-96 corvette gear reduction starter on a LT1? I have a spare from my 90 vette and was curious if it would fit.

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