Sluggish starter after warm up

I recently changed the starter for a reman one. Now this one turns the engine slowly when the engine is warm.

Voltage and batt are ok.

Car starts fine when cold

Any ideas?

Starter insulation?


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Check your starter cable for looseness or corrosion. When it's cool(ambient) it will supply the needed current, but after a cranking session, the cable heats up and can create a high resistance in the copper wire, starving the starter of voltage and causing it to over heat due to higher current draw.


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The factory type starters from autozone are good replacements and work well as long as the wiring is good on your car. It is $45.00 plus $15.00 core charge and comes with a lifetime warranty the only real drawback is it weighs 19 lbs just like the factory one.

Or you could do like i did and buy a mini starter off ebay for $58.00 shipped and it weighs less than 9 lbs. The one i bought has been in use for 3 years and still works like a champ.