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post #1 of 3 Old 09-27-2013, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Starter draw amperage?

I have had a few instances lately where the engine cranks a while and stops then fires right up when I try again. Got the starter, alternator, and battery tested. 98%battery, alternator was fine, starter draw read 170. What should the starter read? Any other suggestions?

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-28-2013, 07:19 PM
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180 amps is normal/average voltage for a 6 cylinder starter to draw.

I would suspect loose or corroded wire connections, and/or internally corroded wires as the cause of the symptoms you describe.


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Thanks, I'll check it out!
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