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stalefishsk8er 11-19-2012 02:24 PM

bad EZ Starter motor?
 
hey fella's, when i am trying to start up the T-Maxx with the EZ Starter that came with the truck back in 2003, it'll crank the engine till there is fuel in it and it sounds like its wants to fire but even though the engine isn't flooded it'll stop working and the LED for the motor will go out on the EZ starter thing? i am going back to the pull starter when i get to the money to be one from my LHS

collector1231 11-19-2012 02:39 PM

RE: bad EZ Starter motor?
 
Take out the harness for the glow plug.  Put a glowplug alone on it and try to start it. If it sparks, the problem is the motor.

stalefishsk8er 11-19-2012 02:50 PM

RE: bad EZ Starter motor?
 

Quote:

ORIGINAL: collector1231

Take out the harness for the glow plug. Put a glowplug alone on it and try to start it. If it sparks, the problem is the motor.

so basically grab on extra glow plug, put next to the engine with the wire hooked up to it and then try to start it?
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Zrock 11-20-2012 08:16 AM

RE: bad EZ Starter motor?
 
how old is the battery you are using for the starter? it may be coming to the end of its life and does not have the juice anymore.. got a battery you can borrow that is a little newer?

mopartybob 11-20-2012 08:32 AM

RE: bad EZ Starter motor?
 
try tapping on the side of the ez start motor case, some corrosion may have built up while sitting.... mpb

stalefishsk8er 11-21-2012 04:43 PM

RE: bad EZ Starter motor?
 
got it to work for now until i can go to my LHS and buy a new pull starter for the truck


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