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Old 01-13-2009, 01:24 PM
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Thanks. And in post 1 you'll see that the contacts had already been replaced. I can't see anyone arguing replacing starter contacts at 160K miles is premature, right? But I will clean up that connector while I'm in there.

Ken, any more problems with Sarah's 80 starting?

I thought the problem with the 80 here awhile ago was like the problem Ken had with Sarah's 80...No click, no noise, just nothing. I spent the time looking at the connector and nada. Replaced the contacts (probably originals with 110K miles on them) and . If you haven't replaced the PHH now is the perfect time to do it with the starter out. You probably saw my post where I did just that and how much/little antifreeze I lost (based on your just do it nudge ).

I you need garage space let me know...For me it was a full day so you could probably knock it out in under 60 minutes
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:24 AM
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Well I'm definitely on borrowed time here. Yesterday I had at least two "delayed" starts, luckily this morning it fired right up, which was especially sweet since I was again parked in a snowbank..

And thanks guys for all the garage and parts offers above, I'm not sure how my weekend is shaping up but I've got a feeling it's going to involve pulling the starter, just not sure when. Jeff my PHH is done, so is the fuel filter... I'm sure both were done in about 10 minutes.
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Might try jiggling the connector on the transmission next time in case its the problem I had. I was thrown off by a smack to the starter helping it start.
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Hmmmmm....I guess I mis interpreted the senario.... This is what I now think you mean....You bought starter contacks 3 years ago and while they are in the truck they are NOT in the starter? Another version.....You have never replaced the starter contact in the actual starter on your truck but have parts on hand.
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:51 AM
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Hmmmmm....I guess I mis interpreted the senario.... This is what I now think you mean....You bought starter contacks 3 years ago and while they are in the truck they are NOT in the starter? Another version.....You have never replaced the starter contact in the actual starter on your truck but have parts on hand.
yup, that about sums it up.
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yup, that about sums it up.
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After reading the clarification that you have new contacts but they haven't been installed yet, I might add to the collective. The IHZ starter is nearly identical to the 1FZ starter, I would guess the solenoid parts are about exactly the same. From the time I first had issues but they were intermittent, and gradually became more pesky to the point that I never knew whether I'd get out of the parking lot and get home, and was forced to replace the contacts was about a year of near daily driving. YMMV but hopefully that will give you a first hand time frame on this wear-out mode.
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Thanks Jeff, just the experience I was looking for. One advantage you had in the 75 over the 80 was a clutch and a hill... and a method a lot of us have perfected at some point in our lives. Anyway I'm going to tear into this on Saturday, and now that the snow is off the streets the 80 can stay parked until then.
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So do you just replace the two contacts or is the plunger to be replaced also?
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