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Old 05-25-2010, 10:08 PM
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7.3 idi starter is toast

I have a 1989 7.3 idi and the starter has gone out on it. Sometimes its starts right up and sometimes it just clicks. Is there an aftermarket starter that I can get that will turn over faster than the stock one? Starts great in summer but this past winter it had to turn and turn to get it started and would like something with some more power to it. Thanks for any info in advance.
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dont think its your starter. check your starter solenoid
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and cables/terminals for corrosion.
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I had one that would drag. It gave me fits for months because folks here kept saying my starting problem was air intrusion. I think the gear reduction Mitsubishi is the replacement for these trucks. Word to the wise, bring your old started to the store. They will give you the wrong one about half the time.
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As stated, check cables and grounds. Just because cable look ok does not mean they are, do they get warm/hot at the terminals while cranking, many times the issues are inside the connectors.

There are also TWO solenoids, one on the inside of the fender, and one on the starter, check them both ...

However, if the starter is getting weak, replace, Diesels need to spin pretty fast to start easy.

Also ensure your Glow System and Fuel system are in tip top shape.

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mine was doing that and then took a crap on me at a customers house we had to send some one to go get the sylinoid that goes on the starter from advanced autoparts and now it spines alot faster then it ever did
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Word to the wise, bring your old started to the store. They will give you the wrong one about half the time.
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i notice you have a 94.
when asking for parts,no matter what it is.always say you have a 93,and so many of your problems will be gone forever.
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