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    Eric Penaranda
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    So I am becoming aware Leopards are notorious for starter and ignition problems. I am trying to diagnose a starter problem which seems a bit odd. I had about 2 sessions on the track and everything was working just fine.

    Went to fire it up and nothing, not even the attempt to turn over which I have found is due to pressure buildup in the cylinder.

    Seems there is no power getting to the starter, upon diagnosis I found power at every point but the starter terminal, there literally is no juice whatsoever when the ignition is turned to accessory. My first thought is the starter needs to be replace, but perhaps it is an issue with the brushes.

    Can anyone chime in to what is repaired when replacing the brushes? Is this a problem with the entire starter? Also, yes I did get a coleman starter and it works like a charm but I would like the eventual use of the TAG system.

    #21549

    tony zambos
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    Eric,

    the most common problem is one of the leads to the motor brushes is broken within the starter. Would have thought you have measured voltage between the wire running to the starter and ground if it was a brush problem.  The starter is easy enough to repair. A set of new brushes, a couple of screw drivers, two alligator clips and a little RTV is all thats needed.  This link will get you a video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-1ftV1dMNg#t=19.  There are other ways of holding the armature in place while putting the can back on, but the vice grip does work.  You might consider a getting a spare starter for the future.  Good luck

     

     

     

     

    #21897

    Eric Penaranda
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    Thanks Tony, huge help. Took apart the starter and sure enough the lead to the brush was broken. Popped the new ones in, added some silicone and were good to go.

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    tony zambos
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    You’re welcome

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