How many amps does starter pull? - Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum
- HOME - FORUMS - GARAGE - TECH - ARTICLES - CHAT - CLASSIFIEDS - REVIEWS - VIDEOS - MEMBER MAP - STORE - INSURANCE -
- REGISTER - CALENDAR - INFO - SITE HELP - RULES - STAFF - MEMBERSHIP - ADVERTISE - CONTACT US -


Welcome to the Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum, the fastest growing Dodge Diesel Community on the internet.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us
Go Back   Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum > 2nd Gen. Dodge Cummins 98.5-02 24V Forums > 98.5-02 Powertrain
98.5-02 Powertrain Discussion of components that are directly involved in the power production and all that is needed to get and keep the truck moving . Engine , Transmission Ect..NO ADVERTISING .

CumminsForum.com is the premier Dodge Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-21-2008, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
How many amps does starter pull?

I have a 99 model 24 valve. Wondering how many amps the starter is supposed to pull. My batteries and cables are all good. The starter is pulling 444 amps.

The problem is that it sometimes drags when I go to start it. It is acting almost like I have a dead battery, but they are fine.

Thanks
dodgeonly is offline   Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-22-2008, 07:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
Guest1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a



Starter amperage should be around 450-700 amps.

If the problem is intermittant, you may want to check all connections. If this fails to find a problem, your next bet is to pull the starter. Contacts in the solenoid are also a problem area, and may be the place to start. If you don't find a problem there, check the brushes and see if there are any dead windings.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dodgeonly View Post
I have a 99 model 24 valve. Wondering how many amps the starter is supposed to pull. My batteries and cables are all good. The starter is pulling 444 amps.

The problem is that it sometimes drags when I go to start it. It is acting almost like I have a dead battery, but they are fine.

Thanks
  Quick reply to this message
Old 05-22-2008, 10:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
Diesel Head
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ruidoso new mexico
Posts: 1,817
Thanks: 0
Thanked 246 Times in 199 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
if the bushing is going bad the amps will jump to 900+amps when it is dragging but will read the 444 that you see now when it is not . you will have to read it when it drags to tell
__________________
063500dually4X4qcg56,dynatrac,bd exhaust brake,donaldson m090535muffler,cfm+,winspeed spacer,smartyjr,taylor wings,luberfiner bypass filter,psm cold air,cool hose,tag,air tab's,pdr cam,ddp50hp injectors,htt 62 65 13ss,ss manifold, turbo and manifold blankets
carl48 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2008, 10:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
www.Mopar1973Man.com
 
Mopar1973Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Meadows, Idaho
Posts: 20,758
Thanks: 1,476
Thanked 2,992 Times in 2,318 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
I vote for contacts and/or brushes... It really common and easy to fix too...
__________________
Mopar1973Man -=- AKA: Michael Nelson
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 - Cummins Turbo Diesel - 5 Speed 4WD
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 - 5.9L V8 Magnum - Automatic 4WD
Mopar1973Man is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-24-2008, 12:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Thanks for all of the advice fellows. Looks like I will be pulling the starter now. It is a fairly new AutoZone starter, so I won't be surprised if it is bad.
__________________
1999 maroon with 203,000 miles.
dodgeonly is offline   Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:18 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2