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Old 10-30-2016, 06:32 AM   #51
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When having starting problems, I tried the groundremanufactured ne and it didn't help, I added a second ground from the starter to the frame, didn't help, the problem was the reman starter, I keep saying this over and over to everyone that has starter problems, buy a NEW starter, that's what fixed mine.

Reman starters suck !
Thanks for the input i have already replaced (6) starters all have been remanufactured.I got life time warranty does why just take them back. From what store did you ended up buying it from.
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Old 10-30-2016, 02:07 PM   #52
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I bought mine from Rockauto,
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Old 10-30-2016, 04:45 PM   #53
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got mine from orielley, was new not reman, no probs in 2 years.
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Mine was new also, will not buy a reman ever again.
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Old 10-31-2016, 02:43 PM   #55
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I replaced the starter in my '98 Frontier about a decade ago, with a remanufactured unit from CarQuest. Have put 110K on that starter.
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master certified master 42 years as a mechanic ....slow start (crank) when hot but starts(cranks) fine cold.. clean connections at battery and ground (black) wire to body next to battery (grind till you see metal as this is also the alternater ground) pull starter clean the face of the starter with wire brush and block where the starter goes on the motor and plate between engine and transmision grind, brush,or sand away paint till you see metal.. clean bolts use "star" washers on bolts... thats a fix... also one easy way is a short battery ground cable with eyelets on each end attatch to bottom starter bolt and then to one of the 14mm bolts right there on the block in front of the starter on bracket that holds the motor mount on the block ...also if you flatten the eyelets with a hammer on the ground cable you wont have to get longer bolts but new blots are always good if possible....always remember you didnt come this far to come this far... Keep On... Rick
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Thanks for this thread guys! Lots of good information here. I'm having the exact same issue with my 94 4x4 KA24E. If the truck has sat for a few hours or more, she fires up just like she always has, however if I have been driving and shut it down for a few minute and go to start it again while its still warm, my starter turns over painfully slow. It sounds exactly like my battery is almost dead. (its always started for me, but my starter is turning over way too slow when the truck is warm.) I tested my battery with my multimeter... 12.4 V, and my battery charger also says its fully charged. so I eliminated that as the problem. Next I cleaned the connections at the battery terminals, and to the starter, and also the ground connection to the engine block. I noticed that the main ground that goes from the battery to the body and continues to the engine block looks corroded, I cleaned the connection points, but the exposed wire is still covered in blue corrosion. I tested for continuity between the negative battery terminal and the ground connection on the engine block and I get a 0 ohms reading. So my first question is: could that corroded ground cable still be my problem even though I have continuity?

I'm almost positive my truck still has the factory starter in it, so that would mean that its 24 years old and has about 235k miles on it... I'm thinking my next step is to pull my starter and have it bench tested and go from there.

Side note: This issue started right after I had a little bit up a fuck up two weeks ago... I blew my alternator fan belt while stuck in the snow way up in the mountains, didnt realize i had blown the belt until the truck overheated. I shut i down the second I noticed my temp gauge all the way up, I dont think it could've been overheating for longer than a minute or two... so I'm hoping i didnt do any substantial damage to my engine... Anyway, I was kinda freaked out that I was stuck, overheating, and about 10 miles from cellphone service, and by this time it was getting dark on me. So needless to say I was in a hurry and not thinking all that clearly... My biggest bonehead move was that I forgot to disconnect my battery before i went to loosen my alternator to change the belt. I arced the alternator with my wrench pretty bad, but it still seems to be working. (battery reads 14.3V on my multimeter when the truck is running)

My next question is: Could arcing the alternator like that cause damage to my starter? especially if it was already and old and weak to begin with? I think for peace of mind I will go ahead and have both the alternator and starter bench tested this week. Hoping the alternator is still fine, especially since I just had it rebuilt about a year ago.

Anyway once i got the battery disconnected my belt change went smoothly. I got myself unstuck and Truck, Dog and myself all made it down the mountain in one piece. So glad I had stuffed my old v belts under my seat. at least i did one thing right. If i hadnt had that spare belt, my dog and I would've had a long cold walk to cell service.

Sorry for the long post, I kind of started rambling there.. I'll put my actual questions in bold. Thanks guys!

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Old 02-11-2018, 04:36 PM   #58
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Continuity doesn't necessarily indicate the ability of the wire to carry current. Let's imagine a cable with 100 strands of copper. Now, let's say that 99 of those strands of copper are completely severed and the ends are separated by 1/4". Only one single strand of copper is complete from end to end. When you check that cable with a meter it will show continuity, but it sure as hell won't carry a load. Now, this is about the most extreme description I can think of, but you get my point. I do believe if you have visible corrosion in the strands of the wire you should replace it. It certainly won't hurt your truck even if it's not your problem.

When you shorted out the alternator with that wrench you may have burned up some fusible links at the battery. They're similar to fuses in that they are there to protect the wiring in the truck during a short circuit. Of course if it is charging, which it sounds like it is, the fusible links may be fine. You can check them with a meter and visually inspect them just to be certain.
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Thanks Alabama! that makes perfect sense that just because I have continuity doesnt mean that the cable is able to carry a load. I will go ahead and replace that ground cable and check my fusible links and see if that does the trick before I yank the starter. I'm learnin everyday, big thanks to this forum.
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