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cosmo
02-04-2006, 07:10 PM
lately and not often when i start my car my starter keeps winding. i turn the car off when i hear it happening and restart the car and it's fine. i'm not sure what it could be, any ideas?

rockne10
02-04-2006, 08:52 PM
Without further information I would think the quickest, cheapest maybe would be to replace the solenoid.[?]

cosmo
02-04-2006, 09:24 PM
solenoid been replace, probably less then a year old.

N8N
02-04-2006, 09:37 PM
remove the starter and just clean it up real good. My guess is the bendix is sticking and a good cleaning will likely fix it. Might as well stick a hose up in the bellhousing as well, might be some mud etc. in there after all these years.

Pretty much any rotating electrical thingy on a Stude I've had to disassemble, clean, and lube - but the good news is you *can* and as long as nothing's broken they usually work like new afterwards.

nate

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Roscomacaw
02-05-2006, 02:46 AM
Cosmo, from what you said, it's unclear to me whether the engine's turning or not when the starter runs on. Which is it?

Either way, I agree with Nate that the first step would be cleaning the starter and bendix up.:D

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cosmo
02-05-2006, 10:58 AM
yes the engine does run and at the same time the starter will be winding. when that happens i just shut the car down and start again and it starts fine with no winding. so you guys think just a good cleaning and everything will be fine?

Roscomacaw
02-05-2006, 02:15 PM
Yeah, clean and lube the bendix and the part of the shaft it works on. OTOH, It might require a new bendix.[}:)]

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1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS