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Old 2/15/05, 08:49 PM
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Have aq 68 mustang 289. sometimes when the car gets warm from running I will park the car and turn it off. I then try to start and the start does not turn, the celanoid dos not pop out to the fly wheel but the gauges all function ok along with all other electrical parts of the car. Starter is only 2 years old.

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Old 2/15/05, 09:16 PM
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Originally posted by 68txstang@February 15, 2005, 9:52 PM
Have aq 68 mustang 289. sometimes when the car gets warm from running I will park the car and turn it off. I then try to start and the start does not turn, the celanoid dos not pop out to the fly wheel but the gauges all function ok along with all other electrical parts of the car. Starter is only 2 years old.

Any ideas.

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if the bendix won't kick out, the starter is most likely bad. the heat soak cause the parts to "grow" and there is no longer any tolerance between the bendix and the shaft. it could also be as sipmle as battery cable or solenoid but my bet is on the starter especially if it is an outozone starter
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Old 2/16/05, 11:24 AM
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This is particularly true with long tube headers, the starter can get heat soaked real quick. I take it once the car cools you no longer have an issue? Fabricating a small heat shield or switching to a later model mini starter can eleviate this if it is the problem.

Also, just a side note some cars that have hard starts when hot will actually run better if the electric choke is disconnected, mine is such a car. Once I pulled the wire I never had a start issue again like I used too. My car is a summer car only though and the choke is primarily used to aid in cold weather so it's not necessary by any means.
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Old 2/17/05, 12:51 AM
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I had this exact same problem in my 57 Chevy that has "block hugger" headers. I switched out the stock starter with a hi torque mini starter. I've never had a problem starting the car ever since (4600 miles later).

Plus, that mini starter just sounds cool when I crank the engine over
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I also had the same problem with my '66 289 with Tri-Y headers. I needed a new battery and cable set - no more problem. Starter was fine.
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