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Old 01-12-2019
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Result is muffed starter, cause is one or several of several things
using weak batteries, defective starter, computer drops out, cable and connections voltage drops.
https://www.aa1car.com/library/voltage_drop_testing.htm
Extremely good article describing some very simple but effective tests that should be performed on high amp circuits such as starting and charging. Would also apply to Inverter circuits (12v side)

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Back on the gear reduction starters,i suspect the chicom starters are the ones giving problems.
I have not heard of a bad Delco yet.
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Back on the gear reduction starters,i suspect the chicom starters are the ones giving problems.
I have not heard of a bad Delco yet.
We will know about the Delco. I got one headed your way Randy.
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We got a new boss at the fire garage and he was big on cheap starters and alternators. We had a standing rule on fire equipment-NO JUNK- for electrical parts. He found this place if your part failed you just called an 800 number and they sent a new one out and you shipped the bad part for free back to them. We warned him it would not pay off cause some of the starters were so hard to change. It only took two starters on ladder trucks and the labor cost to convince him to go back to the good stuff. Lesson learned.


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Yep, bought a CHicom starter for my Genny. I was on the road and NO WAY I was paying Power tech price. $60 on Ebay for a Isuzu 3LD starter.

It came, and it looked good. It was, for every inspection I made, exactly the same as the one I took out. I installed it, hit the button, and it would not engage. It just ground on the flywheel.

Lucky for me the issue with mine was a burned up motor. I was able to piece together a good starter using the new motor and the old drive and case. NO MORE Chicom Starters for me!
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Yep, bought a CHicom starter for my Genny. I was on the road and NO WAY I was paying Power tech price. $60 on Ebay for a Isuzu 3LD starter.

It came, and it looked good. It was, for every inspection I made, exactly the same as the one I took out. I installed it, hit the button, and it would not engage. It just ground on the flywheel.

Lucky for me the issue with mine was a burned up motor. I was able to piece together a good starter using the new motor and the old drive and case. NO MORE Chicom Starters for me!

I had the same issues with a genny starter,we took the original one apart (it didn't work) and and looked great,put it back on and it did not work,took it to a local shop,they "fixed" it,put it back on,no worky.
Bought a chicom,did not work.
Bought a powertech,big money but it worked.
Sometimes you have to pay the money.
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Ruined starter motors are the result, not the problem. replacing the result is an exercise not a repair.
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[QUOTE=rshrimp;440117]Yep, bought a CHicom starter for my Genny. I was on the road and NO WAY I was paying Power tech price. $60 on Ebay for a Isuzu 3LD starter.
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My prior bus 1994pt powertec genset starter button hung up and took out the kubota starter while in the AZ desert. Kragen auto parts stock a 1993 Toyota pickup truck starter that was a close match. The mounting holes were turned. I was able to gut the kubota starter and switch. Only part I could not replace was the pressed radial bearing. We have a kubota repair facility. that was able to supply a new starter I believe it was less than twice the Kragen reman cost..
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Ruined starter motors are the result, not the problem. replacing the result is an exercise not a repair.
Absolutely! Problem was a bad alternator causing a low battery and no volt meter. Low voltage caused an extreme Amp draw that fried a lot more than just the starter
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Starter back in after rebuild by local shop. Thoughts are it was a worthwhile issue to address while here at home base.
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