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Sluggish starter after a long drive

(1990 Ford F-150)
in Decatur, AL on September 14, 2010
Truthfully there are 2 problems with the truck and they are both in the starting system. The first one is the starter solenoid sticks while cranking, I have replaced the solenoid 3 times now and they all last about 2 weeks of driving then start sticking. I can live with this, but the big problem is the truck will start and crank good when the engine is cold. Then when you drive it for 20 min the starter acts like it is heat soaked and slowly turns over. I have just replaced the original Ford starter last year b/c it started acting like this. New ones will work fine for a month or two and then start to react like this I have replaced 3 total now the original and 2 new ones all with the same problems.
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of Lee Hill Auto Service on September 14, 2010
This could be something as simple as the timing being too far advanced for the hot starting problem. If I remember right the starter bolts to the trans and it has been known that the trans housing may loose its ground and cause a lot of electrical problems in the starter system. You may want to run a new ground strap from the body to the trans housing bolt.
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on September 14, 2010
Thanks for the Idea, this truck has been plauged with electrical issues and most have stemmed from bad grounds. I will try it and see how it works
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