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    PWCToday Guru skewba98z28's Avatar
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    98 GTX RFI Starter Will Not Stay Engaged

    Just like the title says my starter will engage for about 2 seconds and then it disengages and just spins. It did this two weeks ago and I thought it was just the cheap ebay starter I bought last year. I picked up a used OEM and rebuilt it and it is doing the same thing except not as bad as my last one. The last one would not engage at all. I went out today and it started on the 2nd try at the ramp and we rode for about 30 mins and stopped to swim. I got back on and like to never got it to start. It would turn over for just a second and the starter would disengage and spin free. I was thinking starter solenoid chattering or the contacts in the start stop switch not making a good connection....... Any thoughts?
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    Re: 98 GTX RFI Starter Will Not Stay Engaged

    Starter clutch is weak.

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    Re: 98 GTX RFI Starter Will Not Stay Engaged

    I guess it could be considering I have a new motor and the compression just came up to were it should be. That sucks to because that starter is a PITA to get out. Know a good place to get one? I have 3 starters laying around, but I guess two have bad clutches.
    Last edited by skewba98z28; 06-11-2011 at 05:17 PM.
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    Re: 98 GTX RFI Starter Will Not Stay Engaged

    Just to update incase others find this thread in a search it was for sure the clutch on my starter.

    Thanks Water Worx
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