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micbery
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Starter Question -

Postby micbery » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:31 pm



I have removed my starter and with it sitting on my bench I put a 12 volt charge to it, neg cable going onto a bolt casing, or tab and positive to where the cable mounts. I follow with a multi meter around the brushes and lead posts, both acknowledge there there is juice flow. I multi meter to the tip of the gear end and again .. the multi meter reading lights up. Is this normal, or have I got myself trouble?



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Re: Starter Question -

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:44 am

I think trouble..if I get what you described.. put the hold thing together..and test on the bench..if it won't turn with no load on it..needs rebuild..or shorted out..but i am not sure where you are placing the probe..gear end??
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Re: Starter Question -

Postby rfoley » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:15 pm

How did come out on ur starter u should not have contiguity from the hot wire to the case. let me know
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Re: Starter Question -

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:37 pm

The starter is designed to draw a lot of current, and as such, the internal resistance of its coils (between the positive terminal and the case ground) will be extremely low. It won't be zero - but it will be low. I just measured the resistance on my (healthy) starter and it showed 4 ohms. A brand new starter should measure 3.4 ohms. On an analog meter that will look very close to a dead short, but it's not.




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