Hard to Find Starter Part for 855 Cummins

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Beerslayer

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Greetings! While doing a visual inspection on my M925 Sunday after hauling logs for a few days I noticed the short (bent in a right angle) copper strap connecting the starter solenoid to the starter it'self was almost burned through. Probably connection got corroded then hot while extended cranking in cold weather.

No luck with Napa or other local parts houses, called Idaho Motor Pool and they didn't have any parts just complete starters. Tried a local starter rebuild shop and they wouldn't talk to me without the missing number tag on the starter.

Anyone got a starter core they would sell this strap off of or can point me in the right direction to find this little part?

Thanks in advance!
BS
 

Ajax MD

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Couldn't you fabricate this out of any ordinary, heavy braided grounding strap and put bolt-eyes on it?

Wow- that's a lot of weight and the truck isn't even squatting. :)
 

juanprado

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I would think if the strap is suspect then other components in the starter & solenoid could be out of spec.
74m35a2 sells a high torque gear reduction unit that draws less amps and turns over quicker.

Might be worth investing the time and $ on an up grade :)
 

Beerslayer

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Thanks for all of the replies, been out of touch during the holidays. As for the pic, snow took down a bunch of trees last winter, just now getting them out. Couldn't stack enough logs on that truck to make it seem loaded.
 
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