Startix engaging the starter, while the engine is running.

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13 Jul 2004 06:08 #1938 by Aris Loumidis
Aris Loumidis created the topic: Startix engaging the starter, while the engine is running.
This problem I have had for a long time. As soon as the engine fires, I get a grinding noise, at regular intervals, which I am sure is the Bendix gear of the starter, thrown against the flywheel.

The problem occurs under the following conditions:
1. When the car has been left sitting for extended periods of time, and the battery
ran low, or was disconnected. .
2. The noise keeps repeating, every 4-5 seconds, which I believe is the waiting time of the Startix, before it engages the starter, when the engine is off.
3. The symptom will keep happening, until I revv-up the engine and the generator kicks-in. Once the generator kicks in, it does not happen again.

From what I have read on the operation of my Startix, I think that because there is no juice coming from the starter, it thinks the engine has stalled, so it activates the starter.

Till now, to overcome this I quickly revv-up the engine, but I hate to do it after the engine has been sitting for a long time. Also besides grinding the teeth of the Bendix and the flywheel, I am afraid it might engage and revv-up the starter, which is what must have happened to me last year, when my starter was tottaly ruined.

I have asked around and was told that my generator ??looses?? it?s magnetism or whatever, so I need to ??excite?? it before starting the car after a long time. . If this is the case, what is the best way of doing this?

Any other suggestions? Again, any help will be appreciated!
Thanks,
Aris

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13 Jul 2004 17:54 #1944 by Auburn/Cord Parts
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There is an adjustment screw and jamb nut on the side of the Startix. Try to adjust it 1/16 of a turn each way and see if this helps. If your generator is not producing enough current at low speeds this can happen. You may only need to brighten your comutator on the generator armature to help the output. Your generator will excite itself as soon as some current goes through it.

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13 Jul 2004 18:29 #1946 by MICHAEL S SMITH
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MANY TIMES THE LOW BATTERY CAUSES THE STARTEX TO ENGAGE, MOST IGNITION SWITCHS HAVE AN ON POSITON BACK ON THE OTHER SIDE OF OFF, IF YOU SWITCH TO THIS AFTER STARTING IT SHOULD STOP ENGAGEMENT, YOU WILL HOWEVER HAVE TO SWITCH BACK TO NORMAL POSITION FOR RESTARTS, IT WORKS THE SAME AS SWITCHING TO THE ON POSITION FROM STARTEX IN AN AUBURN ON THE COLUMN SWITCH AFTER STARTING. SOME PEOPLE PREFER THIS SO AS TO PREVENT INADVERTENT STARTER ENGAGEMENT.

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15 Jul 2004 15:58 #1953 by archiespalace
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Aris..If the Startix cranks normally to start and does NOT disengage,turn the ADJ screw about 1/4 turn CW.If no help,check voltage @ Gen. terminal on top of box(must be at least 1-2 volts to shut down Startix)Make all voltage measurements from screw on unit top.This is ground return for car.Normal cycling for Startix is 1-2 seconds between restarts. For problem isolation(if possible!) try another Startix.Sounds (from California)like a poor generator/wiring/ground problem.Good luck!....ps..does car charge OK? Frank Wilson,Valley Springs,Ca.

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16 Jul 2004 02:11 #1962 by
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Mike is correct the original Cord ignition switch can be turned to the left past the off position and the starter will not try to re-engage, however you can't shift either. In this case it may be an option for you turn the key all the way to the left while you let the car warm up a bit and then rev teh engine to get the generator working, then turn the key back to the right when you're ready to go.

You'll probably find with a little adjustment of the startix it will work fine.

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16 Jul 2004 03:08 #1963 by MICHAEL S SMITH
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THANKS FOR CORRECTING MY MISTAKE, ON MY SC BEVERLY I HAD SIMILAR PROBLEM(PROBABLY BECAUSE OF LOW GENERATOR OUTPUT) AND SWITCHING POSITION LET ENGINE RUN WITHOUT REENGAGEMENT OF STARTER BUT THIS WAS IN STATIONERY POSITION, I DIDN'T KNOW THAT IT WOULD PREVENT SHIFTING. GREAT INFO THANKS.

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