one way Starter Clutch and 04 upgrade parts question (PIC)
Posted November 29, 2005 - 05:22 PM
It turns out that my starter was bad. It spun, but not with enough torque to engage the clutch properly. The caused it to bite and skip sounding like a grinding noise. The problem is that this can be mistakenly diagnosed as a faulty starter clutch. My mistake as I ended up replacing one thinking that it was the problem. I am getting a new starer today at cost price with no labour charges as the dealer was to blame for the mis-diagnosis.
I am ok with that as the starter clutch that was pulled out had considerable wear on it anyway.
Live and learn!!
Posted November 29, 2005 - 06:04 PM
If all else fails you may just need a new starter motor. These motors weaken over time and cant pull the rpms or torque that a new spec motor can.
Thats what I thought! Thanks for letting us know the fix for your problem.
Posted November 29, 2005 - 06:18 PM
Posted November 29, 2005 - 06:49 PM
One thing that I can't determine from your emails. Did the dealer upgrade the 2003 Starter Idler Gear to the 2004 configuration?
Posted November 29, 2005 - 07:26 PM
Posted November 29, 2005 - 08:25 PM
You are a great help!