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meskater132

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my new( new to me) bronco II sounds like it has a dead battery everytime i start it. it will start just sounds like its about to die. i replaced the battery and terminal clamps still does the same thing. any answers on what may be wrong is my starter going out?

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Check all your connections, grounds, and if it's even the right size battery. And have your alternator checkout at an autozone, it's free and do your starter too if all else fails.


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thanks

thanks man i live in fairbanks AK there is no auto zone just frozen i guess i checked a voltage drop across the ground side a lil high resistance so i cleaned a lil off but i will do more when its not negative 10 out i dont have a garage:icon_thumby:
 

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battery,,, starter,,,

First off, Find an Auto parts store and get brushes for your starter. I would suggest pulling your starter out, take it in the house where its warmer. Open the starter up, (The long bolts), there will be a build up of road grit and grime in there. Have a can of spray parts cleaner, a roll of the blue paper towells, and a place to do this where the female (wife, girlfriend, sister, or mom, etc.) wont freak out. After you get the interior of the starter all cleaned out, work on replacing the brushes, and use a piece of very light emory cloth or sandpaper and clean the armature until its nice and purtty and shines again. then put it all back together. reinstall it and start it up.
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First off, Find an Auto parts store and get brushes for your starter. I would suggest pulling your starter out, take it in the house where its warmer. Open the starter up, (The long bolts), there will be a build up of road grit and grime in there. Have a can of spray parts cleaner, a roll of the blue paper towells, and a place to do this where the female (wife, girlfriend, sister, or mom, etc.) wont freak out. After you get the interior of the starter all cleaned out, work on replacing the brushes, and use a piece of very light emory cloth or sandpaper and clean the armature until its nice and purtty and shines again. then put it all back together. reinstall it and start it up.
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Good plan surprising how cheap it is compared to a starter.Check the bushings out on each end for looseness too cheap to replace also.
 


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