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    Today when I got off work my truck started to make this loud screeching sound as if my starter was engaged. I made it home (i only live like 3 min away from my job) and as soon as I park the sound went away and I could hear something whine down and come to a stop. I checked my turbo wheel to see if it was rubbing because the sound came from the passenger side. The blades spun freely so I was saying I hope something did not happen to cause my starter to engage while I was driving. I also checked all my pulleys to see if they were loose or stuck. I patched everything up and went to start my truck and (click) power going to the starter but not engaging. I think my starter engaged while I was driving. Will take it off tomorrow and test it. How can this happen? Has this ever happened to anyone before? Also the rear seal on my oil pan is leaking and getting oil on my starter. I hope it did not damage my flywheel. Fingers crossed.
    1995 chevy c1500, 6.5LTD 2wd, PMD relocator, SS Diesel Supply 4 inch exhuast, FS2500 Oil Bypass, & S&B Air Intake.

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    That happens often to my old Chev when the batteries are bad and it turns over slowly, it also happened when the solenoid contacts were burnt. The high current drawn by the starter, causes the solenoid contacts to weld together.
    Grant H.
    1995 6.5 turbo GMC K2500 extra cab 4x4 pickup, PMD under bumper, mechanical wastegate, 228,000 miles, rebuilt engine, 4.10 diff, 16 mpg
    1994 6.5 turbo GMC K2500 4x4 suburban "F" VIN #9 resistor, PMD in the bumper, mechanical waste gate, 226,000 miles, Positrac 3.73 diff, 17 mpg highway.
    1982 4x4 shortbed 6.2 Chev 260,000 miles untouched motor 17 MPG 4.27 diff. Best thing I ever owned, 21 years.

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    I'm going to drop the starter tomorrow and check it.
    1995 chevy c1500, 6.5LTD 2wd, PMD relocator, SS Diesel Supply 4 inch exhuast, FS2500 Oil Bypass, & S&B Air Intake.

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    Dropped the starter and the bolt that holds the battery cable to the starter solenoid was missing and that connection was burnt and the cable was just sitting there loose. The battery cable end at the solenoid was burnt and broken on one side so the loop had a notch in it so the cable could slide off the solenoid post sideways. So I will have to get another battery to starter cable also.
    1995 chevy c1500, 6.5LTD 2wd, PMD relocator, SS Diesel Supply 4 inch exhuast, FS2500 Oil Bypass, & S&B Air Intake.

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    The position of the connections makes it difficult to make them tight. It is best to put the cables on while the starter is not bolted in place.
    Grant H.
    1995 6.5 turbo GMC K2500 extra cab 4x4 pickup, PMD under bumper, mechanical wastegate, 228,000 miles, rebuilt engine, 4.10 diff, 16 mpg
    1994 6.5 turbo GMC K2500 4x4 suburban "F" VIN #9 resistor, PMD in the bumper, mechanical waste gate, 226,000 miles, Positrac 3.73 diff, 17 mpg highway.
    1982 4x4 shortbed 6.2 Chev 260,000 miles untouched motor 17 MPG 4.27 diff. Best thing I ever owned, 21 years.

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    The funny thing about it is that I installed the starter 3 yrs ago.
    1995 chevy c1500, 6.5LTD 2wd, PMD relocator, SS Diesel Supply 4 inch exhuast, FS2500 Oil Bypass, & S&B Air Intake.

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