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Starter Problems...

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I need some help here! I had some mods done to my c5, to include headers. I've read here at DC that other members have had starter problems due to header heat. The car would not start, it sounded like it would not engage with the flywheel all the way. I checked the flywheel for damage, but it looked fine. I replaced the starter and it worked!! Only lasted me 2.5 days. :surprised Today I went to start it, my battery was low and when it tried to start, it wouldn't. Immediatley after that, when I tried starting it for the second time, it sounded like the starter would just spin freely, without engaging. Is this problem really related to the heat from headers, or was it caused due to dead battery.

Thanx in advance!!
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I replaced the battery, now it gages 11.8 v's. I don't understand why it reads less with this new one than before.:huh:
I have had long tubes on since Feb and just got off a 5900 mile trip with no problems at all.
If you are reading 11.8V with a new battery you most probably have a problem with the alternator. When the engine is running, you should be showing between 13.8V and 14.2V. I am pretty sure the voltage regulator is in the alternator. Remove the Neg batt lead and charge the battery up for about 6 hrs with a remote batt charger then re-connect the neg lead and try the starter with a fully charged battery.
My bet is the voltage regulator is gone.
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