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starter...I think

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Bobby17772, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Bobby17772

    Bobby17772 New Member

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    I was wondering, my friends civic is starting really weird. like it will crank normal, but once it starts it will make a bad grinding sound then shut off. whats going on? I think that its the ignition system itself and to just use a starter button, but he thinks that it's the starter solenoid. does anyone know whats wrong?
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    The starter gear is sticking in the flywheel. Its supposed to retract when the flywheel speed exceeds the starter speed. I bet the shaft or gear is either chewed up or heavily contaminated with dirt and grease and not retracting.

    What car? What year? I have a good working 88-91 Civic/CRX starter on eBay right now for cheap. Starter Honda CRX Civic d15 d16 1988 1989 1990 1991 :eBay Motors (item 250458985104 end time Jul-12-09 15:12:18 PDT)

    /salewhore
     
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    alright, thank you. I guess what was going on is there is something wrong with the ignition it self. like the only way it would stay running is if you held the key all the way on..like if you let it go like you should it will die. and that grinding sound is from keeping the clutch all the way in. So I was thinking of just throwing in a push button so I don't really have to mess with the key. do you know off the top of your head what size the nut is on a starter (where the battery hooks up)?
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    There should be 2-3 bolts holding it on, plus the connections for the power. I'd say anywhere from 10-12 mm.

    Be sure to disconnect the battery before trying to toy with removing the starter.
     
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