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Old 12-23-2008, 04:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Starting to have trouble with my starter. Sometimes when I push the button it doesn't do anything but make a clicking sound (electrical not mechanical). Sometimes you have to push it several times and hold the button down. Do yall think this is a starter issue or electrical connection issue. Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not near my service manual right at the moment ... but first, I'm think'in "Connection" ... if ya have an ohm meter ... check the voltage at the button, then down at the starter ... if ya can.

And let's say ya have the 12V ... then it must be the starter. Pull it, check the brushes, etc. I would imagine if it is the starter, it might be cheaper to have it refurbished, than buy a new one ??

You might want to trace the wires & make sure none are broken, frayed, etc.

Also check the battery connection for tightness & if they are good & clean.

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Old 12-23-2008, 06:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like a solenoid. They make the click you wouldnt normally hear when the starter and engine make noise. Take your voltmeter and chech for voltage on the bigger cable connections on the solenoid. 12 volt on one side and 12 volt when your cranking on the other. A: current dosent pass through it properly - Its the solenoid B: current is flowing to the starter but the brushes are pooched in the starter. Im not sure where the solenoid is on a 660 but if you start at the battery positive and follow the biggest wire, it will go there. I think this is what Gunny was tryin to say.

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D-Lager ... you spoke the words I failed spit forth !!!

JoeGriz660 ... let us know what ya find out.


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Thanks for the info, I've got some time tomorrow to mess with it, and see what I find.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Good luck with it and Merry Christmas!

(My starter's beginning to sound a bit funky too, so I'm watching this closely to see what I'll be up against when something ugly happens...)
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It never hurts to take all the wire conections apart and clean and grease them with dielectic grease. Even those pesky bullet connectors. The nut and post connectors can oxidize a little making a hard shell of oxidation on the metal which makes a poor connection. If the're real bad, sand or even replace them.

Mines a little funky too Bob.

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Start with the battery connection first ... clean it real good and reassemble. I had the same problem a while back and that's all it was....

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