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Old 03-29-2015, 08:02 AM   #1
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Default clutch won't disengage engine won't start

I just rebuilt a 93 sl1 motor put in a new luk clutch when I try to start it the motor turns over but really slowly it has spark and gets gas.I am wondering if the clutch doesnt disengage will that prevent it from starting
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Easy test. Put it in neutral, push clutch, turn key. Even if the clutch is completely closed it will still turn and start normally.
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I just rebuilt a 93 sl1 motor put in a new luk clutch when I try to start it the motor turns over but really slowly it has spark and gets gas.I am wondering if the clutch doesnt disengage will that prevent it from starting
Or, you're rebuilt engine has better compression and a worn out starter is struggling to turn the engine over. Try an easy test; remove plugs and use the starter - without compression the engine should turn over faster. Is this starter original?
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I have tried to start it with the clutch pressed in neutral and it turns over slowly.Yeah it is the original starter and that could be the problem the piston rings were burned up and I replaced them. I did get the starter checked at advance auto parts and it would spin but I thought it seemed weak
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Bench testing starters are worthless for anything other than to see if one runs. No one has ever explained how a worn out starter can test fine on a bench without a load on it and fail on the engine. No one. Google starters for a drawing of wear items - anyone willing to disassemble one can learn what wears down after years of reliability. Mileage and the number of trips made per day are a few things to determine when a starter is worn out. Not bench testing. A '93 on its original starter (with how many miles?) is most likely a worn out starter.
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It has over 300000 with a stopped odometer
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If this starter is original, you may be taking the prize for the longest running starter...................until it croaked. If you're at all interested in learning why starters fail, take it apart while ordering one online (unless your mind is already made up on a local replacement). Search around here for others having a reliable starter from dbelectric at low prices if you don't mind waiting for delivery.
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