Does my Starter get hot causing not to start?

Asked by Aug 07, 2012 at 07:18 PM about the 1977 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: General

My 1977 T-Bird runs great and all with A/C on and temperature guage staying under low normal temp.  After a few miles or so 25 to 30 miles shutting off engine.  Engine has a hard time cranking over to start again.  If I wait a few minutes or so 25 to 30 minutes engine will start again.  Could this be my starter giving me problems?

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Yes it is. My 93 Tbird had a hard time starting over every time it would be hot out. It would crank really slow. Then about a week later drove to my sisters then back tried to go to the store nothing every thing else but it didn't crank. So yes it could be your starter.

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Ford starters are notorious for doing EXACTLY what your's is doing. I remember going thru 4 rebuilt starters on my '79 Ford pickup with the 351 engine until I got smart and put a brand new one on it. . Change to a brand new (NOT REBUILT) starter and it should solve all your problems Kenny/ MrBlueOval

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If its a 77, update the wiring to the starter, ect and throw a fresh battery in too.

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