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Old 01-20-2014, 10:51 PM
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Default New Starter Solenoid Contacts

So... it was a nice Sunday and I decided to install the Larry B's Starter solenoid kit today First off, the truck had something weird happen about 2 weeks ago Started it up after driving all day with no issues and it sounds like metal on metal ...I shut it down quickly, or so I thought when I turned the key off... But alas, it kept running Anyway.. a quick call to MnTom, and my suspicions are confirmed... Starter Better than any other alternatives though.. So I ordered a Starter Solenoid kit from Larry B's. I will say he thinks of everything!!( Great customer service) Down to a pair of gloves and a Band-Aid!!
Ok, let's get started ... First disconnect your batteries then you will need a 15 mm and a 5/16 to remove the wires from the starter. Then once you remove the 2 wires going to the starter you need a 12 point 10mm wrench to remove the 3 bolts holding the starter to the motor. I break the bolts loose with the regular wrench and then I use the ratcheting wrench to loosen enough for my fingers to remove easily... I then bring the starter inside to perform surgery on the kitchen counter... Remove the 3 small solenoid screws that hold the cover in place and then carefully remove the cover and plunger making sure not to loose the spring or the ball( hence the reason for not performing surgery outside)
Remove the nuts from the contact lugs and replace with the new contacts and plunger.
After putting the cover back on, I used one of my nail files to make sure all contact points were clean for the wires. The it took less than 5 minutes to reinstall and hook up the batteries. Then of course I had to fire up that bad boy
Look at the difference in the new contact vs the old One less thing to worry about!!!!
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:45 AM
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That was a great write up! Thank you! They are surprisingly easy to replace. The instructions included with the LarryB contacts are great too!
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:14 AM
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Thanks Tom It wouldn't let me load these pictures last night so here they are now

You can really see how worn these contacts are... Especially the one on the right


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Old 01-21-2014, 09:20 AM
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That is typical. The direction of the current is what causes one side to wear more than the other. I am going to put this in the downloads section.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:27 AM
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Post this in the contest section a well.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:28 AM
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Post this in the contest section a well.
Since she won the last contest is she eligible?
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:53 AM
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Not for the current one, however, she is eligible for the cumulative card in December, as per the rules.
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Toys:
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'05 Suzuki, GSX1300R, Hayabusa, All Stock, #3('00 blown engine, '00 stolen, & '05)
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