Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
A 12V battery cannot put out 14.9 volts when under a 30 amp load, so we are miscommunicating somehow.
I have some points of confusion around your general description. Let me start by saying that my first reaction is "Your battery is weak", which is why I asked how old it was and what the voltage of the battery was when cranking. Without knowing the age of the battery and its cranking voltage that is still my first reaction.
The starter motor turns a pair of reduction gears, which in turn rotate the ring gear which, through the sprag clutch, turns the rotor and the crank.
You have replaced the sprag clutch (attached to ring gear) and the rotor (flywheel), so let's assume the sprag clutch and the bore it runs in are good.
The reduction gears have a built-in torque limiter such that they will slip if the engine somehow kicks back. Perhaps, if your battery is in good shape, the torque limiter in the reduction gears is slipping.
This clacking sound, though, that sounds like a description of a chattering relay. That is an indication of a bad battery. I keep coming back to the battery issue and don't like to see parts being swapped out unnecessarily.
Along the lines of an electrical issue, have you verified that all of the connections to the battery, solenoid, and starter motor are clean and tight?
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Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 08-16-2018 at 10:07 AM.