Originally Posted by jhagan1980
Would start my 95 cobra and once in a blue moon it acts like it is struggling to start. When I turn it over it fires right up but it doesn't have that loud fast rev that is normal, It is a slow stumble and then finally goes normal. What I'm asking is, could this be caused by the starter? I had my starter rebuilt while I'm doing all my tranny work, but I got to thinking about it and I'm curious about it.
Starter dragging problems can be caused by:
1. A weak battery.
2. Damaged starter windings.
3. Overheating from header heat transfer or bad wiring connections.
4. Bad battery cables.
5. Misaligned or loose starter.
6. High compression engine (12.5 or higher) with a standard duty starter.
7. Timing retarded or advanced to far.
In your case it sounds like you may have a bad spot in the starter motor windings. When ever the starter motor stops in that position where the bad windings are located, the interupption in current flow makes it difficult for the starter to turn the engine over.