[V8] Starter or switch?

Kneale Brownson knealeski at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jul 29 06:11:19 PDT 2008

Was this an over-the-counter rebuilt starter or one
from a Bosch service center?  I bought my first
200q20v from a guy who ran an auto parts biz.  He'd
installed some aftermarket brand starter.  Failed
after a year or so.  The Bosch rebuilt I got from a
Bosch service center has worked for 10 or so years.

Regards, Kneale

--- "Stafford, Kenneth A." <stafford at WPI.EDU> wrote:

> george.fallot at verizon.net wrote:
> > HI,I recently noticed that the starter does not
> engage at times.
> >    It seems that I don't turn the key far
> enough.It has always
> > started on the second or third time I turn the
> key. I replaced the
> > starter last winter, so I am leaning towards the
> switch being bad
> > not the solenoid.
> I experienced a similar symptom a couple years
> ago--rebuilt starter with new solenoid.  After about
> a year of normal ops, I started getting a "click"
> but only occasional turn over.  I considered faulty
> ignition switch, transmission switch, and high
> impedance through battery cables.  Turned out upon
> my detailed forensic inspection that there were two
> problems: 1) the rebuilt starter had an incorrect
> length kick-in lever bearing bracket, and 2) the new
> solenoid had a defective contact inside. I was able
> to take old parts from my old starter and rebuild
> the rebuilt--been working like a champ since. 
> So...just because it was "new", I wouldn't rule out
> the starter/solenoid!
> Ken
> '91 V8Q 210K
> '91 V8Q 160K (parts car--for sale, cheap!!)
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