Starter issue?


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Post Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:32 pm

Starter issue?

I have a question concerning my 1947 KB1 I hope someone can help me with. Upon returning June 1 to North Dakota from my winter home I started up my KB1 and ran it on 3 different occasions over the next week. The most recent time was yesterday, June 12th when I drove it about 9 miles to pick up take out food at a local dining spot. After shutting the vehicle off, picking up the lunch order and returning to the vehicle when I depressed the starting pedal nothing happened. I checked all the wiring as well as the battery connections and all looked fine. I then pushed down on the motor switch located on top of the starter with my finger and heard a whirring noise, climbed back into the cab, and again pressed down on the starting pedal. The starter engaged and the vehicle started up and I was able to return home. However now the starter won't engage, nothing happens when I push in on the motor switch or when I press the starting pedal. Do you think I need a motor switch, new starter or both. Thanks in advance for your feedback.

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Post Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:38 pm

Re: Starter issue?

Switch could be fouling up... Also check to make sure that the bolt at the top of starter didn't fall out. It is the v shaped hammer that hits the starter button and engages the gear. Just in case the nut vibrated off...

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Post Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:52 am

Re: Starter issue?

Thanks for the advice.
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Post Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:51 pm

Re: Starter issue?

Wylie wrote:Switch could be fouling up... Also check to make sure that the bolt at the top of starter didn't fall out. It is the v shaped hammer that hits the starter button and engages the gear. Just in case the nut vibrated off...


^^^agreed^^^
And sometimes starter drive gear is lined up exactly with a flywheel tooth and won't engage.

I sometimes have to stomp the plunger a few times to jar it past or manually push button to spin starter so it clears, that MAY be your problem, it is common on these trucks
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