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Old 03-15-2010, 07:35 PM   #1
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Ok, so I was being a friend and was letting someone borrow my starter box. It seems that it was under a lot of "stress" and the wires that go to the motor came loose. The motor was really hot and then the wires came unsoldered.

1. Is the motor shot?
2. How do I get the motor apart to resolder?
3. How do I get the rubber wheel off?

It is an OFNA True Start, starter box. Thanks for the help once again.
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Well , there are several True Start boxes . But on any there should be tabs on the motor to solder the wires back on . Most likely the motor is ok as the wires prob came off due to a bad solder joint and came off when shouldn`t . Solder the wires and test it out .
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The problem is that the wires go inside the motor case. I can not get inside the motor to solder them back on. Tried to take the rubber wheel off with no such luck. It is an OFNA True Start box the blue one. I am in a panic because I can't start any of my cars without it.
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those motor are sealed i believe. they are not meant to be opened.

if they got hot enough to unsolder themselfs, theres a really good chance they are toast.

is this the starter box with the one giant motor, or two small motors?
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You will need a new motor .
To take the wheel off , you need to hold the wheel and remove the nut , then tap the wheel off , it is a taper fit so will take a bit to get off .
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It is 1 giant motor. Whenever I turn the nut to try and take off the bolt that it is on just spins. That really sucks if I have to replace the motor. Any idea where I can get just the motor?
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Nitrohouse - http://www.nitrohouse.com/catalog/pr...ducts_id=14263

If the shaft is spinning you will need to pull back really hard on the wheel while holding it .
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Ok, so I was being a friend and was letting someone borrow my starter box. It seems that it was under a lot of "stress" and the wires that go to the motor came loose. The motor was really hot and then the wires came unsoldered.

1. Is the motor shot?
2. How do I get the motor apart to resolder?
3. How do I get the rubber wheel off?

It is an OFNA True Start, starter box. Thanks for the help once again.
The motor may be ok. You just have to solder the wires back and test it. Just remove the nut that holds the rubber wheel. There are nuts on the front motor plate. (behind the rubber wheel) Remove the nuts and you can disassemble the motor.
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The motor may be ok. You just have to solder the wires back and test it. Just remove the nut that holds the rubber wheel. There are nuts on the front motor plate. (behind the rubber wheel) Remove the nuts and you can disassemble the motor.
oh wow. i never knew that. ive always wanted to run 12ga. wire right to the motor, but i assumed it was sealed. so i ran it as close to the motor as i could

i need to look into this
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This is probably a good place to ask this.

Does anyone know how many cells are in the lead acid batteries for these starter boxes? My charger has the capability to charge them but I want to make sure I set it up correctly.
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Ok. So I got the engine apart. Awesome. Now I have no idea which wire goes where? Any ideas? Where does the red go? Where does the black go?
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Ok. So I got the engine apart. Awesome. Now I have no idea which wire goes where? Any ideas? Where does the red go? Where does the black go?
hook it up to the battery and test the poles til they are right. That is what i would do and i am an electrician Really might not be a right or wrong way. but it might affect the direction. but i don't know.

btw, which one is better the one with the big motor or the one with 2 smaller motors?
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I figure I would have to do a trial and error just didn't know. I have always heard that the big single motor is better.

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hook it up to the battery and test the poles til they are right. That is what i would do and i am an electrician Really might not be a right or wrong way. but it might affect the direction. but i don't know.

btw, which one is better the one with the big motor or the one with 2 smaller motors?
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Update: I got the motor apart and soldered back together by just guessing. I guessed wrong. I just reversed the wires and it is perfect once again. Thanks for all of the help.
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Update: I got the motor apart and soldered back together by just guessing. I guessed wrong. I just reversed the wires and it is perfect once again. Thanks for all of the help.
nice!! those giant motors really are bulletproof.
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