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    I have a big block ford in my boat with a high torque mini starter. When i go to start it you can hear the engage the fly wheel but wont turn the motor over until the 3rd or 4th time you turn the key then it cranks with no problem but it is very annoying to have ti turn the key over and over till she cranks . any ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup70 View Post
    I have a big block ford in my boat with a high torque mini starter. When i go to start it you can hear the engage the fly wheel but wont turn the motor over until the 3rd or 4th time you turn the key then it cranks with no problem but it is very annoying to have ti turn the key over and over till she cranks . any ideas

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    Need to check all wiring, but after sitting for three years, may need a new starter switch.

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    Could also be a bad solenoid on the starter. Try jumping it out and see if it will turn the engine over...



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    Did all that even when u jump the selanoid it dose the same thing

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    Be sure you have a good clean ground.

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    Invest in a volt meter (or borrow one) and then check the available voltage at the starter solenoid wire at the starter itself when the key is switched to crank , often times when your 12v battery voltage makes the "trip" all the way from the battery to the dash switch and back your left with less than sufficiant juice to energize the starter solenoid, a fix for this (if not already present ) is to use a ford type external solenoid (relay) wired in near the battery/starter to bring a good hot source of current , in this manner the ignition switch puts a signal to the "helper" and the helper solenoid puts current to the actual starter solenoid , this also helps with hot crank issues as well Dont have a pic but maybe someone else will post up something for a visual Call if you need help Tom

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    Did that also even if I jump the external selanoid it Dose the same thing

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    don't the hi torq mini's have a solenoid on the starter itself for fords? if so it is the copper plates that are burnt. disassemble, sand or flip, reassemble and you should be good to go
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