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WrongwaynChacha
Tue Sep 07 2010, 03:02PM

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working on a 62 bug 6V. hot battery. almost new starter. Starter drags, not getting enough voltage from switch. Thinking of going the ford booster relay but not sure how to go about it. Any ideas or better suggestions?

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hey dererk Almost new from where and what brand?? i HAVE SEEN THE CHEAP ONES NOT WORK VERY WELL RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. Bosch ones come with a new bushing ALSO HAVE YOU CHECKED THE BUSHING IN THE TRANS. later md

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is a bosch, may be a reman. I'll pull it tomorrow and check the bushing. Starter was in the car when it came to me. thanks.

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Ive seen 2 different sized bushings for the starter. It doesnt take much slop to adversely affect the starter


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Wrongway&Chacha wrote ...

Thinking of going the ford booster relay but not sure how to go about it.


I just installed a simple 4 pin relay in my Jetta and it worked great. Starter can now get a good 12V without having to travel through 10 miles of extra wire.
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Fred wrote ...

Ive seen 2 different sized bushings for the starter. It doesnt take much slop to adversely affect the starter



hey pete the bushing will not interchange, 12v and 6 v are very different in size. They also make conversion bushings 6 to 12 and 12 to 6 later mark d

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