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Having trouble with my stock built 92 5.0 starter. When cold, It starts right up. once it warms up. It hardly turns over. I just replaced the starter and have the same problem. a jump start fires it right up. I checked the timing. While running, I get 13.8 volts. While off, I get 11.85 volts. Could this be my problem? Thanks for your help.
 

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That 11.85 is a problem. A good battery should be at 12.5-12.6 just sitting there.not sure where you measured that voltage but it's a place to start.
 

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thanks Ron, this is the time of year I want to drive this but am afraid to turn it off. I'll try the ground first. Dennis
 

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Thanks guys. Craig I think you hit it. I changed batteries and ran it for about 20 min and it started right back up again. I will ground the starter too. Thanks for your help. Dennis
 

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Have the battery load tested. make sure it has a full charge before testing. Also check the dash gauge against a voltmeter to be sure what the gauge is reading is correct. there was a reason for the battery needing a charge.
 

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If this problem resurfaces with the new battery and you are using the old large style starter and just want to be done with this problem change to a '93 "mini-torque" starter and you problem will be over. No need to mess with anything else.
 

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Check the crimped end at the battery. I was having a hot start problem and while starting to check all connections I was disconnecting the + cable at the battery and the post clamp just pulled off the cable. Soldiered it back on, problem gone.
geno
 
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