06-09-2012, 06:45 PM #1
Starter Locked up? Bitch to replace?
I still am doing some search's on starter motor problems but heres whats up: Motor on 96 SL 780 cranking slow and making a slight screaching sound like a bearing locking up. It started and ran fine. I let it cool off and then it would not crank at all. The engine turns over by hand fine. I can hear a relay clicking in the E-Box, I found the starter with my hand and the starter motor was HOT. The engine and exaust were completly cooled off but I think the starter was about ready to smoke. My questions:What is involved with replacement? Can you get it out without pulling other parts off?Where is a good place to purchase a re-build or new starter?I suppose I should pull the old one and test?What do ya think?Thanks!
06-09-2012, 06:53 PM #2
06-09-2012, 07:06 PM #3
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Disconnect battery lead first....
06-09-2012, 07:24 PM #4
06-09-2012, 08:08 PM #5
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06-09-2012, 08:15 PM #6
Remember to wear gloves too. there are 2 stubborn o-rings that hold it in place. you will need to jiggle it a few times to get it to release the first o-ring then the next one. if you hand slips, you will bang your hand against something when they let loose. been there done that..lol
06-09-2012, 08:15 PM #7
Im headed to Erie tomorrow so it locks up today!
That is part of the reason I bought two ski's so I would have a spare
Getting around the pipe with a socket wrench has to be tough. Its going to be vacation so I dont know if I will wrench on it. Probably ride the SLX around Sandusky bay (and dodge the endangered snakes).
06-25-2012, 09:05 AM #8
I got the two mounting bolts out but couldnt get the starter to move. I left the exaust manifold on but move/Removed the other exaust components. It took a few blows to get the old starter out. It was burnt up and just about frozen up.
I got a new starter on E-bay for $47.90 shipped , The same Chinese one everyone sells I imagine. It looks good and installed and ran great.
I just wanted to update yall.
I bought some stubby ratcheting wrenches, These things are a must without air tools in tight spaces.
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