View Full Version : Mopar starter question....

04-25-2009, 06:02 AM
Engine application; 400 BB - 12.1 compression

I have a brand new Mopar Performance high torque mini that does not spin the engine over very fast. It also seems to pull a ton of amps as it won't fire unless I hook up my battery charger and set it to '200 amp jump' mode. ZIP- and it pops right off. I added another Optima red top to pump up the available amperage with no change. That makes 2 brand new red tops in the starting system.

Any Mopar heads had this same experience with the MP mini ? I'm gonna switch it out and try a 383 short armature stocker and see what happens.

04-29-2009, 06:16 PM
Dug out a good used Mopar starter, took it apart, cleaned / lubed,reassemble , test, installed. ZIP ! POP ! RUMBLE ! WAPPA ! WAPPA !

Took apart that brand new Mopar Perf high torque mini and it is a royal POS !! MAJOR design issues and the brushes were all beat up from original assembly. All the fasteners are metric so ya KNOW where it was 'built'. JUNK

04-30-2009, 09:14 PM
Maybe they meant it took high torque to turn the starter over?

04-30-2009, 10:08 PM
You may need a Mopar engine to turn over the starter.........