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Old 10-30-2007, 01:31 PM
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85 300D CA w/trap...difference between starters?

I might be needing a new starter soon. What is the difference with the starters?

Looking at the starters here the heavy duty one is the same for Federal and CA which is F5000-11370 and then there is the CA with trap one which is F5000-11373 which is $50 more.

Does anyone know if you can use the F5000-11370 with a trap? Looks like the solenoid is on the bottom on the 11373 vs on the top on the standard ones.

Anyone changed the starter out on their 85 with a trap? Thanks.

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Old 10-30-2007, 02:01 PM
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The starter solenoid is on the bottom with the CA trapox engine.
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:38 PM
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I replaced mine a few years ago and I think I remember using one from a different car. I don't know exactly which one but I know it wasn't one for a CA '85 SD.
A friend of mine helped me out and I remember him taking a part from my old one and fitting it to the used replacement one. I would have to have two of them in front of me now but I know others will work.
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:46 PM
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Trapped!

One of the supposed advantages of replacing the trap cat with a 'test pipe' (temporarily, for testing purposes only) is that the starter from a Federal '85 or perhaps even an older 617 engine will fit. That gives owners a much wider range at the pick-and-pull yards. I would want to verify that with my own eyeballs but it sounds reasonable.

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One of the supposed advantages of replacing the trap cat with a 'test pipe' (temporarily, for testing purposes only) is that the starter from a Federal '85 or perhaps even an older 617 engine will fit. That gives owners a much wider range at the pick-and-pull yards. I would want to verify that with my own eyeballs but it sounds reasonable.

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That may be so but the starter replacement was well before my conversion to Federal equipment.
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Does anyone know if the solenoid can just be pulled apart to be cleaned/rebuilt with the starter still bolted to the engine? It still starts fine just takes a couple of tries sometimes.

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