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Re: [oletrucks] "thunk" is rarely a good noise

To: "tim" <lloydt@Colorado.EDU>, "Ole Truckers" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] "thunk" is rarely a good noise
From: "Doug Pewterbaugh" <dpewter@email.msn.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 12:16:44 -0600
I just experienced something similar; the starter let loose of one of it's
leads on the armature & wedged itself in the clearance between the armature
core & the magnets.  Mine uses a pedal starter, so no solenoid here, but you
might check it also.

Doug Pewterbaugh
Denton, TX
49 3104 216 5-window
----- Original Message -----
From: tim <lloydt@Colorado.EDU>
To: Ole Truckers <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 9:17 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] "thunk" is rarely a good noise

> Once again, I'm asking the list for some advice on a problem with my '54
> 1/2 ton, since you guys (and gals) have been very helpful in the past.
> I ran into a bit of a problem starting the old girl this morning.  It
> occasionally takes me more than one try to get the truck started in the
> morning, especially when it's cold, but this morning, the second turn of
> the ignition key yielded only a dull "thunk," and then nothing.
> Subsequent tries to start made no noise whatsoever.  That's where I'm at
> now; I didn't have time to try testing anything before I came to work this
> morning.
> Does anyone have any suggestions on where I should start diagnosing this
> problem, or perhaps an idea of what could be wrong?
> Thanks in advance,
> Tim Lloyd, omaha@tmbg.org
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