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Jun 10, 2021

Tech Tip: Replacing a Starter with an Offset Pinion

Have you ever been replacing a starting motor only to find it has a different pinion than the original motor? You may think it’s the wrong replacement part since the pinion size, tooth count and placement are different—but that may not ...

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Feb 26, 2021

Tech Tip: Mounting Holes on Newer All-Makes Starters

Some of our newer all-makes starter models have larger mounting holes—this makes them more versatile as they are able to fit engines with either size bolt. The mounting holes on newer models are five-eighths of an inch. That’s slightly ...

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Sep 16, 2020

Tech Tip: Dual Input IMS (Integrated Magnetic Switch) Starter

If you service newer trucks, you may have come across ones equipped with a dual input IMS starter. It is important to be aware of it so you can understand how it’s different so you can service it correctly. The dual input IMS starter has ...

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May 11, 2020

Brush Up on Your Technical Skills with Tech Tips

Now is a great time for your tech teams to brush up on skills—and we make it easy with our tech tip videos. We have more than 35 tech tip videos on a variety of topics on our Tech Tip page or check them out on the BorgWarner YouTube page. ...

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Mar 16, 2020

Tech Tip: Troubleshooting Starter Cranking Problems

When there are starter issues, you may think about doing a current draw test to pinpoint the issue. Yet, on a class 8 truck, a current draw test may not reveal what you need to know to fix your cranking problem. Plus, on these vehicles, ...

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Jan 15, 2020

Tech Tip: Working with Electric Motors

Electric drive vehicles have high voltage electrical systems not found on typical vehicles powered only by gasoline or diesel engines. Because of this, it’s important to be aware of high voltage hazards before you inspect an electric motor. ...

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Oct 29, 2019

Tech Tip: Measuring Current Draw

Oftentimes, school buses are outfitted with air conditioning units, wheelchair lifts and many other accessories after they are sold to the school district. Eventually, these buses start experiencing battery issues because the originally ...

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Tech Tip: Benefits of Oversizing an Alternator
Apr 10, 2019

Tech Tip: Benefits of Oversizing an Alternator

When managing a fleet, the goal is always to get the most out of your equipment. We’ve got an innovative way for you to do just that: oversizing the alternator. Fuel Savings If you choose an alternator that has approximately double the ...

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Oct 03, 2018

Tech Tip: Cleaning Off-Highway Equipment to Avoid Water Damage, Corrosion

If you manage a fleet of off-highway equipment, you know they get dirty—sometimes really dirty. That’s what they’re made for—to endure the rough elements off the main roads. Cleaning off-highway equipment is a regular part of maintaining ...

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Smart IMS
Aug 12, 2018

Tech Tip: Diagnosing Starting Systems Equipped with Smart IMS

Our latest tech tip focuses on the diagnostic procedure of a starting system equipped with a Smart IMS starter. It’s important to note that some of the Smart IMS features could be misdiagnosed as a starting problem. These features help ...

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TechTip Smart IMS
Jun 06, 2018

Tech Tip: Installing the Smart IMS

With its many advantages, the Smart IMS is being adopted by more and more fleets. You’ll find that many of the steps are like any IMS replacement. However, with a Smart IMS, there is an additional lead to be terminated to the motor terminal. ...

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Tech Tip Cold Weather
Jan 07, 2018

Tech Tip: Combating Cold Weather Problems

It’s that time of the year again. And with colder temperatures come a number of cold weather problems: hard starts, no starts, battery replacements, jump starts and cranking issues. A truck that won’t start is one of the headaches of the ...

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Starting Motor Gear Differences
Nov 06, 2017

Tech Tip: Starting Motor Gear Differences

Have you ever gone to replace a starting motor and discovered that the recommended replacement starter has a different pinion than the original unit? Good news, it can still be used for the replacement.   Starting motor pinions and drive ...

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Tech Tip: Removing and Replacing Alternators with Remote Sense
Sep 08, 2017

Tech Tip: Removing and Replacing Alternators with Remote Sense

Remote sense is a feature on some Delco Remy 33SI™, 34SI™, 35SI™ and 36SI™ alternators. It utilizes a small sense wire that reads the actual battery voltage and signals the regulator to increase voltage output as needed, ensuring constant ...

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Tech Tip Why Alternator Pad Mount Holes are Different
Jul 13, 2017

Tech Tip: Why Alternator Pad Mount Holes are Different

Sometimes the front and back mounting holes on a pad mount alternator are different sizes. The reason for that starts with understanding alternator pad mounting for heavy duty diesel engines. Manufacturers follow the SAE standard with ...

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Tech Tip Understanding Starter Motor Mounting
May 20, 2017

Tech Tip: Understanding Starter Motor Mounting

Did you ever wonder why motor mounting holes are larger in size than the fasteners?   To understand, you must first look at the starting motor mountings for heavy duty diesel engines. Manufacturers use either a SAE Type 1 or a SAE Type ...

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Tech Tip: Measuring Flange to Flywheel
Mar 16, 2017

Tech Tip: Measuring Flange to Flywheel

In this Tech Tip, we’ll review how starter spacers are utilized as well as how to measure the starter flange to flywheel so that during any maintenance, the starter is properly mounted and performs as designed.   The starting motor is ...

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Remote Sense Operation and System Testing
Jan 09, 2017

Tech Tip: Remote Sense Operation and System Testing

Our latest Tech Tip reviews how the use of Remote Sense can impact diagnosing voltage complaints.   Complaints can arise when heavy current demand conditions exist. Sometimes there are resistance losses in the power cables which, in turn, ...

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Core Return Center Standards
Nov 01, 2016

Tech Tip: Core Return Center - How to Receive Credit for Your Core Returns

Our Core Return Center, based in Taylorsville, MS, is responsible for the administration of all heavy duty core returns. Following the core acceptance standard will help ensure you are properly credited for your return. The core must be ...

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Aug 15, 2016

Tech Tip: Clocking a Gear Reduction 39MT Starter

The Delco Remy 39MTTM heavy duty starter rotatable flange models were designed specifically to improve service flexibility and part number consolidation. The new service models provide full industry and application coverage, easily replacing ...

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