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Old 02-16-2000, 02:41 AM
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Heat does kill the solenoids. Not to say that some brands are better than others, but ...<br>A friend had a 74 Impala. Was eating starters like crazy. Car had a 454 in it. He knew it was heat, because after idling a while, and shutting it off, it wouldn't crank. Let it cool, and it cranked fine. Being a mechanic, when an Old Caddy came in with a big block, he snagged the heat shield off the starter. Never had trouble again, I just changed my starter recently. It was about a year old. Hi Temp, or so the decal on it said. I think letting the truck idle while plowing produces more heat, and helps fry the solenoid. GM should have put them on the fender or firewall like Ford and Dodge.<p>~Chuck<p>----------<br>Chuck's Chevy Truck Pages - Snowplowing Central<br>
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