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1996 Ford Bronco Question: Replaced four starters. whats making them go bad.

 

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balance, 5.8L V8, Washington, DC, March 28, 2010, 07:00
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I've had 4 starters replaced in as many months. What could be making them go bad. I when I return them and have them tested they work. I've checked for 12 volts going to the starter and have that. Solenoid replaced already.

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    April 01, 2010, 21:36
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    how are your positive cables? if they look green in color replace them. they could be bad or have a break in them. check your ground cable while you are at it. a bad ground can cause problems to for your starter. make sure they are tight on the starter

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    Visitor, August 03, 2010, 14:09

    if you have a meter you can check to see if it is getting 12 volts.

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    Visitor, July 05, 2010, 09:57

    Do you have oil dripping from the valve cover from above on it. Did you alter the exhaust and it getting too hot.

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    Visitor, August 03, 2010, 13:41

    FIRST things first, did you remove the HEAT SHIELD or is it missing the heat shield..., make sure all of the cables are good, and clean... make sure you put a good quality starter on the vehicle, and make sure you have a good heat shield around it, I use the wrap that they use on race cars... it costs about 20-20$ but is worth it to me, I used to fry starters and have only replaced one in the last 3 years now

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    Visitor, August 03, 2010, 14:08

    did you read the ad! when they returned them they worked just fine! sound like a cable problem to me.

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