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cranking issues ???

Having issues cranking lately, so I pulled both batts out of my son's truck and put in mine. No difference, yet his truck cranks LOTS faster than mine. So I had the parts store test my starter, and they said it acts like brand new. No shimmy and current draw w/in specs. I tested the resistance on all cables, and they showed no more than .4 ohms (on the lowest scale).

So what gives? My "gut" instinct was a dragging starter, but the "test" showed me wrong. Now where to look?

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1704 tuner gizmo, BHAF, 4" DP to 5" stack, FPR w.109 shim, disconnected wastegate, plethora of gauges, 10k mod w/ 20k resistor (removed after it jacked up my connector), 17*HPOP (not really), hybrid sticks (I wish), some kinda badass turbo (another lie), mega body damage (that's gospel).
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Having issues cranking lately, so I pulled both batts out of my son's truck and put in mine. No difference, yet his truck cranks LOTS faster than mine. So I had the parts store test my starter, and they said it acts like brand new. No shimmy and current draw w/in specs. I tested the resistance on all cables, and they showed no more than .4 ohms (on the lowest scale).

So what gives? My "gut" instinct was a dragging starter, but the "test" showed me wrong. Now where to look?
Sure it's a starting/charging system issue? How's your alt.? Check the teeth on your flywheel? Starter relay on fenderwall? If you find that your starting/charging system's ok, I'd check for codes. Has your CPS been replaced?

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charging system's fine, cps good, it was truly a cranking problem and I couldn't see how it could be anything other than a batteries/cable/starter issue.

So going with my gut feeling I "borrowed" a starter out of a buddy's junkyard, and low and behold, it cranks like there's no tomorrow!

Guess that tells me how much I can trust the "tests" at discount parts stores. Had a similar issue when 3 of them couldn't read my trouble codes. Oh well.

mods thus far:
1704 tuner gizmo, BHAF, 4" DP to 5" stack, FPR w.109 shim, disconnected wastegate, plethora of gauges, 10k mod w/ 20k resistor (removed after it jacked up my connector), 17*HPOP (not really), hybrid sticks (I wish), some kinda badass turbo (another lie), mega body damage (that's gospel).
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charging system's fine, cps good, it was truly a cranking problem and I couldn't see how it could be anything other than a batteries/cable/starter issue.

So going with my gut feeling I "borrowed" a starter out of a buddy's junkyard, and low and behold, it cranks like there's no tomorrow!

Guess that tells me how much I can trust the "tests" at discount parts stores. Had a similar issue when 3 of them couldn't read my trouble codes. Oh well.
They were probably trying to sucker you into buying one of theirs!

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