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Old 06-29-2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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my starter went out a few weeks ago so i replaced it with a remanafatured one from napa, the bendix on it would not engage with the flexplate so i changed the flexplate with a new one, still same problem. so i returned the starter for another reman napa one and the car started however i shut the car off and the starter kept running with the bendix not extended so it was not turning the engine. unhooked the battery the starter stopped. started it about 5-6 more times the starter was good then it got stuck running again. by the time i got the battery off the starter was smoking and seized up. Do yall think i just got another bad starter?
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After market starters need to be shimmed. Did you shim it ?
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After market starters need to be shimmed. Did you shim it ?
Asking for my preference but what would shimming the starter have todo with it still running when the car was turned off? The shims just help the gears mesh together properly right?
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Bad ground or causes starter to stay on... causes it to go bad...

Edit: You may have a bad ground on your block or chassis causing the starter not ground to the block. Or something with your ign switch maybe causing it to stay on (bad connection) if this happened it could wear it out.
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Asking for my preference but what would shimming the starter have todo with it still running when the car was turned off? The shims just help the gears mesh together properly right?
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Sticking starter relay maybe.
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is it possible to test the starter relay or ignition switch without the starter being in the car and if so how?
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is it possible to test the starter relay or ignition switch without the starter being in the car and if so how?
Multimeter from the positive that connects to the starter and neg to the block. If it sends a constant 12v after the key stop turning then you have an issue
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This is probably a dumb question but where is the starter relay? And just to make sure just connect the positive of multimeter to the smaller wire to the starter? And then just ground the negative of the multimeter to the frame? Sorry I know nothing about electronics
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Starter relay is under the passenger side dash IIRC.
You are correct about the multimeter leads.
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