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    Smoking on start up (electrical)

    It turned out to be a fried starter solenoid and an issue with the spindle of the starter (was missing a bearing or something and the shaft was loose). Ordered a new starter from a shop that rebuilds them and it fires right up. Turns out the shop owner was a mechanic in the Army and knew a lot...
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    Smoking on start up (electrical)

    Thanks for all the advice- got her back up and running!!
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    Smoking on start up (electrical)

    Been traveling and will get time this weekend to mount the new starter. The one I removed was fried. Is it necessary to use new bolts?
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    Smoking on start up (electrical)

    Should I just replace the whole thing? Doubt it has ever been replaced.
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    Smoking on start up (electrical)

    Ok so I did the dog head and still once I turn the key, it continues to cycle and I have to pull the battery cables to get it to stop. What’s next? Are there any fuse links that are hidden? I can’t find one that is blown. Time to pull the starter? Thanks for the feedback!
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    Smoking on start up (electrical)

    No offence taken Firefox - I had to look it up! So I found one of the fuse links that had fried, replaced the link and hooked the batteries back up and tried to start it up and the starter kicked in and would not stop cranking even with the key out of the ignition. Luckily I didn't have the...
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    Smoking on start up (electrical)

    Thanks for the feedback!! I’ll start checking fuses tomorrow. If I can find a way to get all the smoke back into the starter I’ll let you know!
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    Smoking on start up (electrical)

    Hope to get some direction... 86 M1009 - never have had any starting issues. Today on the third start up of the day, when turning the key after waiting for the wait light to go out - nothing. Tried again and a light click on the passenger side and then smoke - smelled electrical - lasted for...
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