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    Sky-Tec starter solenoid

    Just thought I would post this here regarding the Sky-Tec fly weight starters and what I have found (from an internet search) to be a fairly common problem with the solenoid going bad. My starter in the Bearhawk has been acting up for a while now and I thought it might just need lubing with silicone. Lubing the shaft seemed to cure the problem for a short time but it always returned to the original problem of just clinking at the push of the start button every third try or so. After some research I found the solenoid is a Ford part number for a 2005 Crown Victoria. Napa part number ST421 at $22.75. You'll see in the pictures the solenoid is an exact match. Changed it out and life is good! Experimental only of course but I hope it helps someone out.
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    What model Sky-Tec starter is this for?
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    Have had good luck with those on 150 hp O-320s but O-360 eat them up. Using the NL on them with good results.
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    122-NL??? I have a similar problem. Deleting the starter is what the cool kids would do. I’m not that cool....yet

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    Might as well get rid of the alternator too but you got all that stuff in the panel.
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    No kidding. If Henry Ford would have designed the space shuttle, it’s panel would have looked like mine

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    Nope, he wouldn't have wasted all that aluminum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearhawk Builder View Post
    Just thought I would post this here regarding the Sky-Tec fly weight starters and what I have found (from an internet search) to be a fairly common problem with the solenoid going bad. My starter in the Bearhawk has been acting up for a while now and I thought it might just need lubing with silicone. Lubing the shaft seemed to cure the problem for a short time but it always returned to the original problem of just clinking at the push of the start button every third try or so. After some research I found the solenoid is a Ford part number for a 2005 Crown Victoria. Napa part number ST421 at $22.75. You'll see in the pictures the solenoid is an exact match. Changed it out and life is good! Experimental only of course but I hope it helps someone out.
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    Thats good to know, thanks. I have one on the shelf that's inop due to a faulty solenoid. Of course I would never consider putting this affordable, practical solution on my certified a/c.....
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