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Unread 05-16-2011, 11:53 AM   #1
TayCjWj
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Starter issues

Ok I have a 83 cj7 4.2 automatic and Just got it and I've have shredded 3 starters in the past couple of days the guy I got it from said the motor had been rebuilt. My question is can the fly wheel be put on back wards??? Causing the starter to ride the fly wheel the entire time the motor is running maken the starter week?

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Unread 05-16-2011, 01:33 PM   #2
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Ok I have a 83 cj7 4.2 automatic and Just got it and I've have shredded 3 starters in the past couple of days the guy I got it from said the motor had been rebuilt. My question is can the fly wheel be put on back wards??? Causing the starter to ride the fly wheel the entire time the motor is running maken the starter week?
that shouldn't be possible... my understanding of the starter is that it has a shaft that drives out and kicks the flywheel to start the engine and then returns to the beginning postion. personally i would pull the starter and look at the gears.... if they are eaten up at all then you might have a larger problem in store.... but if (and i assume this is the issue) i would double check the connections to the starter and the starter solenoid if your solenoid is shorting out then it could be sending constant juice to the starter which could be keeping the shaft engaged on the flywheel.... which again i don't think would be the issue but who knows.... if this were the problem i would think that you would hear it or feel it.... are you driving it down the road? or are you still just trying to get it running before you drive it much? i would think that if you were driving that the starter wouldn't make it even one trip.... that said i think that the gear in the starter would just burn up with the speeds that the flywheel would turn it... and you wouldn't be able to get it started again... but, again...... just my
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Unread 05-16-2011, 08:25 PM   #3
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After taking the starter off once again I notice damage to the flex plate and the starter this time it didn't shred the starter but there is damage to the flexplate and has rolled the gear on the starter... So I think I'm due for a new flex plate and warranty exchange on a starter and see what that dose... Lot more work than I was hoping for but that part of it
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