Cessna 182T No Start

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1 month 1 week ago #3088 by ACS1988
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Great point! I will definitely make sure we do that.

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1 month 1 week ago #3086 by Larry Hofmeister
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Adam,
Glad you found the bad Starter. One of the biggest reasons a starter will go bad is because of corrosion in the connections leading to the starter. it doesn't take much hidden corrosion to get a (power) drop to the starter. The starter then draws much more current and overheats. This if not corrected this will cause premature starter failure. Corrosion on the terminals cannot always be detected by visual examination. While you are putting on the new starter take a few more minutes and remove and clean all the terminals leading from the battery to the starter. To keep them from further corrosion apply some dielectric grease to the terminals after reassembly. NoLux is great for that purpose and any other electrical connections. Spark plug wire grease also works well. It is available and HD and Lowes.

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1 month 1 week ago #3084 by ACS1988
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Thank you, Steve. We did look carefully at all the grounds and bond straps. I didn't see any anomalies, but I will double check again.

I pulled the starter and bench tested it. It tested bad, so it appears that's the issue. However, I'll double check through everything else to ensure nothing could have caused it to short out.

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1 month 1 week ago #3083 by STEVE ELLS
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Hi Adam;
Sorry it has taken me so long to respond.

I like Larry's advice.

Another thing that might cause this is a broken or missing bonding strap between the engine and the engine mount. This strap provide a solid return path from the starter to the (-) side of the battery.

Steve

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1 month 2 weeks ago #3074 by ACS1988
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Hi Larry, thanks for the advice. I will try that and see how it goes!

Thank you -

Adam

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1 month 2 weeks ago #3073 by Larry Hofmeister
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There are 2 issues you can check out. Reading voltages does not always mean it will pass the current (A) Power.
1) take off clean with fine sand paper all electrical connections to and from the starter, including the starter and the new battery connections.. If it is the connections it should stat right up after cleaning from battery to starter.
2) It could be a shorted Starter or a locked up engine. If you can you turn the engine over with the prop (make sure your mags are turned OFF) and it feels normal, it is probably the starter or starter solenoid.

Had that happen to me and it was the terminals and the starter. Cleaned up terminals put in rebuilt starter and turns over like never before.
Larry

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