Cranks properly on second or third try only

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  1. May 10, 2020 #21

    mavgrab302

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    i only said that because the first gens i
    it’s not going to be the starter motor bud. Starters go out they go out, they get weak they stay weak, just like the battery, I dont think the second crank the battery found it deep in its soul to find more juice. Second crank proves this process of elimination, the second start was immediately after the first.
     
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    I agree with you I have experienced every one of those on my 85 including the shaft being snapped. And second gear Etc. But the second Generations are for the most part bulletproof but I did have starter issues mine would not turn over correctly on the first shot until the second or third time and that is spun fast. So I had to replace the starter but that was after 60,000 miles on it. Once I replace a starter it starts first shot within 3 Seconds
     
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    I'm not going to argue this point with you. All I know is my Vmax had to have a starter replaced not the starter clutch but the starter motor because it experienced the exact same thing. Almost as if the starter was froze or slow cranking and then it had to break free. So in short I replace a starter motor and I haven't had a problem since it start correctly within 3 seconds.
     
  4. May 11, 2020 #24

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    Oh no argument here, if it is in-fact the starter motor that would be an outlier. Hearing it on the video the engine sounds very different than the second time. Makes me think ‘straining’ like decomp is not activating and stuck in. ‍♂️
     
  5. May 18, 2020 #25

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    I changed the battery and it seems to be OK now, it only has been couple of starts but with first try every time. Hope it lasts! Yuasa YTZ14S, nothing fancy but did the trick.
     
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    Hard to nail down until you start a process of elimination. Sure odd it cranked shitty then immediately was fine..good deal though.
     
  7. May 19, 2020 at 8:20 AM #27

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    MAX,,I hope you installed the Battery Tender on the new battery!
     
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