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Old 04-22-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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hey all, i'm trying to start an older serpent on-road car w/my new but used bump starter. i have a brand new, freshly charged 12v (8amp) battery in the starter, and the motor seems strong(i "can't" stop it from spinning w/my hand while it's running). the rubber starter wheel just rubs the flywheel, not turning it. i can turn the flywheel by hand fairly easy.
do i need to have the flywheel set further back on the rubber starter wheel? any suggestions?
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Is your flywheel on the very top of your bump stater wheel?
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Is your flywheel on the very top of your bump stater wheel?
no, it was not. contacted a friend, and he asked the same thing as you. so i set the box and car up so it hits the highest spot, and now it works perfectly. thanks alot.
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You have to adjust the actuating starter switch. It should start before it comes in contact with the rubber starter wheel.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:39 PM   #5
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no, it was not. contacted a friend, and he asked the same thing as you. so i set the box and car up so it hits the highest spot, and now it works perfectly. thanks alot.
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