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Starter cranks but will kick out before it starts. sometimes…

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Starter cranks but will...

Starter cranks but will kick out before it starts. sometimes starts good. does not sound like a starter going bad but maybe a relay kicking out

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?

260000. miles. started good up till about 2 weeks ago

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Chevy?

2005 GMC sierra pickup with duramax and allisons trans

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sierra yourself? What have you tried so far?

Maybe replace a relay myself. haven't tried anything so far.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Thats about it

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: GMC
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GMC Mechanic: roybelding, Master Tech/Trainer replied 7 months ago
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hello, my name is ***** ***** I will be glad to assist you. please allow me a couple of minutes to gather some basic info.

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GMC Mechanic: roybelding, Master Tech/Trainer replied 7 months ago

ok

at the end of the starter motor is a piece called a bendix drive. it is a one way clutch that engages the flywheel when the starter is activated. the one way clutch does fail and causes it to kick out early.

2 possible repairs.

1. remove the starter motor and disassemble and replace the bendix drive itself.

2. replace the starter motor.

Roy

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GMC Mechanic: roybelding, Master Tech/Trainer replied 7 months ago

do you need any other help???

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GMC Mechanic: roybelding, Master Tech/Trainer replied 7 months ago

I see you have another post open for this. who do wish to work with???

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