New starter in a D4 dozer

Installing a new starter motor in a Caterpillar D4C bulldozer.




  • "Look how rusty this starter is" Starter: i been here longer than you been alive..🥱

    SquishSquish5 dager siden
  • I am amazed Andrew (and others) doesn’t hit every nut and/or bolt with WD40 and wait a couple minutes.

    rick wendlingrick wendling12 dager siden
  • And I thought changing the oil filter on my old '90 Dakota was bad.

    Rush AustinRush Austin13 dager siden
  • the old buicks needed a u shaped wrench to access the upper bolt on their starters. just take an older wrench and heat it up and bend it. sorry to say you maybe just needed to clean the bendix in the solenoid. its a copper disk that may be corroded where strikes the contacts. or... the bushing in the nose of the starter could be ovaled out and need replacing.but nothing wrong with new if you can afford it . also you may have skipped commentary on it but briefly wire brush it then clean the clamp and cable with some kinda cola would be my first step. get a used plastic bottle cut it in half pour in coke. add the separated dissembled clamp and cable and let soak 15 min. discard coke. repeat. rinse with clean water. make sure to discard the cola so no one drinks it. and make sure not to toss your hardware with it. this cleans to a shiny copper or plated finish. allow to dry. reassemble . now coat with a spray on battery terminal protector. it will last a LONG time.

    thomas ackermanthomas ackerman14 dager siden
  • Ratcheting wrenches amazing

    The real american cowboyThe real american cowboy15 dager siden
  • Very difficult to remove starter motor 😌

    Binod BhusalBinod Bhusal15 dager siden
  • What was the yellow stuff you put on the battery cable,then later the pink stuff?

    Fook UtubeFook Utube17 dager siden
  • You just have to pull the motor to remove the starter 😂

    Lil Asian Grocery LLCLil Asian Grocery LLC17 dager siden
  • See, they don’t want anybody working on their own dozer. Pay the dealer sixty bucks an hour instead.

    Scott SchaefferScott Schaeffer19 dager siden
  • This is a real working man. I have alot of respect for this guy.

    Will RallWill Rall21 dag siden
  • Bet that wasn't cheap to replace that without a core starter?

    Alan BosmaAlan Bosma23 dager siden
  • I hate when jobs turn out like this one. Shit just happens. The correct way to take this starter out means you have a shop dedicated to repairing these machines.

    Chris DockmanChris DockmanMåned siden
  • I wonder what is written in the replacement manual? Replacing the starter. 1.See your nearest dealer for a serviceable. 2.mechanism. 3. Scrap the unusable product. 4. Continue to work, do not shut off the unit.

    Американец на 97%Американец на 97%Måned siden
  • Andrew, if you could by a brand new pickup truck, which one would you choose?

    Colby BarbourColby BarbourMåned siden
  • Andrew why you prefered old things, you always buy second-hand vehicles. Why..!!! can you tell me the reason you buy like this...

    Teafanai FanaiTeafanai FanaiMåned siden
    • save money and new equipment isn’t always going to last like the old ones

      Colby BarbourColby BarbourMåned siden
  • @9:31 When He breaks out the Beak attachment You know somethings about to hit the fan.

    Manuel PonceManuel PonceMåned siden
  • If I had done that the block would have cracked. God bless your skills!

    Chef Bobby SpongeChef Bobby SpongeMåned siden
  • надо зажигание отрегулировать

    Елена СоколЕлена СоколMåned siden
  • What now it is a dozer when you bought it you called it a track loader have you made up your mind on what it is?

    Robert ButlerRobert ButlerMåned siden
  • Get a bigger hammer

    Timothy MckernTimothy MckernMåned siden
  • 9/16 S-Wrench would probably do the trick.

    Steve JohnsonSteve JohnsonMåned siden
    • The Victor wrench did the trick in this case though. ha.

      Steve JohnsonSteve JohnsonMåned siden
  • Andrew you are such a Craftsman when it comes to starter removal

    installerinstallerMåned siden
  • That starter is harder to get at than on most modern small cars

    12wing Wfetech12wing WfetechMåned siden
  • You know when you have too much equipment when you have a D4 with a six way blade sitting for one year.

    capebretonengineer 101capebretonengineer 101Måned siden
  • Hello from Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada. Great show’s thanks for sharing with us.

    Brent SutherlandBrent SutherlandMåned siden
  • Boy was I mistaken. I always thought big equipment has big spaces to work in.

    A Stanton1966A Stanton1966Måned siden
  • You could have had that plate off three times . My God what a butcher!!

    Michael ScottMichael ScottMåned siden
  • Is it a bad starter or a bad solenoid as it is in a lot of cases

    r pher pheMåned siden
  • I was waiting for him to tie the starter to a truck and rip it out then he gets the skid funny

    heli-man-2007heli-man-2007Måned siden
  • I will use the persuader.

    carbo2950carbo2950Måned siden
  • There's gota be a easier way? If not, the designer of that machine should be put in front of a firing squad! That's f'd up. Straight up! Put the engineering team, who designed it, on it. And a time bomb! They have 20 minutes...tick-tock.

    WAVETUBE84WAVETUBE84Måned siden
  • Now he better pull the motor and overhaul it. Real smart owner! doesn't even clean the mud out of the undercarriage, carrier rollers not even turning.

    cletrac 12ccletrac 12cMåned siden
    • It's an old machine, he probaly ( logically) doesnt care that much.

      〈•》Zynifi《•〉〈•》Zynifi《•〉Måned siden
  • I have asked myself on some of my used equipment, "who the hell worked on this thing?" Now I know...

    GeneGeneMåned siden
  • Caterpillar engineer out of all places, they decided to put the started so when it goes bad you have pull the engine out?

    astafzcibaastafzcibaMåned siden
  • This could of used a big time power wash before next year, but other things are more important.Good morning Levi and Crazy Cody.

    Lloyd BobLloyd BobMåned siden
  • I don't see any blood.

    Rose WhiteRose WhiteMåned siden
  • this is ridiculous. are chinese bulldozer starts so awkward!

    Rose WhiteRose WhiteMåned siden
  • Engineering sometimes makes a person wonder if it was actually designed to be impossible to get out so the manufacturer would get to send his technicians out to fix it with specially designed tools, and collect a good fee.

    davidmellott50davidmellott502 måneder siden
  • You are very destructive

    Ed RefeenEd Refeen2 måneder siden
  • I think you need to have the injector pump and injectors checked over. Watch Wes Work has a really good place he recommends to have that done.

    GustavGustav2 måneder siden
  • 4:06 when you wish you bought ratcheting wrenches

    Leor BaratianLeor Baratian2 måneder siden
  • Brute force, while it's not always the best option, is ALWAYS an option.

    Jeff SmithJeff Smith2 måneder siden
  • never give up, never surrender

    Darel MowryDarel Mowry2 måneder siden
  • If all else fails, just smash it with a hammer!

    Seán Ó DomhnaillSeán Ó Domhnaill2 måneder siden
  • "Let's Work On Someting Else".......

    John RiggenbachJohn Riggenbach2 måneder siden
  • Saiu quebrando tudo, teria que primeiro tirar o pistão que está na frente, ele vai tirar um original e colocar um segunda linha, é muito burro.

    Luiz OliveiraLuiz Oliveira2 måneder siden
  • kkkk, vai fuder mais um parafuso, ele não dá uma dentro, vai desmontar tudo.

    Luiz OliveiraLuiz Oliveira2 måneder siden
  • I would've wired up an external solenoid.

    TheGuruStudTheGuruStud2 måneder siden
  • Belle leçon de maintenance. Bravo,Andrew!

    Rémi ConanRémi Conan2 måneder siden
  • Hre

    Shamir AliShamir Ali2 måneder siden
  • WOW!! I've watched you butcher a few things over the years but, what in the hell were you thinking here? You know service manuals are often free online for older equipment. I bet you there is a nice little section in there about starter removal, rebuild and replacement procedure. I can say with certainty there will be nothing mentioned about torches and skid steers to forcefully rip the f-ing thing out. What a total knob!!!

    TheJasonGenova ArmwrestlingTheJasonGenova Armwrestling2 måneder siden
    • They want you to buy special tools and take the bottom plate off. I did not want to do that.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata2 måneder siden
  • 9:25 i lost my shit when i saw the bobcat

    Nice GuyNice Guy2 måneder siden
  • How old is this Dozer i have been looking at some D3s and D4s

    Andrew ObornyAndrew Oborny2 måneder siden
    • @Andrew Camarata good to know thanks for the quit reply. Love your videos have been a fan for a long time.

      Andrew ObornyAndrew Oborny2 måneder siden
    • @Andrew Oborny you should be able to get parts for cat, usually a cat dozer is the best, other than maybe Komatsu

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata2 måneder siden
    • @Andrew Camarata i found a 1986 D4H LGP with a 6 way blade on FB marketplace. Are parts easy to come by or is 86 too old?

      Andrew ObornyAndrew Oborny2 måneder siden
    • 1988.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata2 måneder siden
  • Glad this guy ain't my mechanic.

    Ron McwhirterRon Mcwhirter2 måneder siden
    • But it got fixed.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata2 måneder siden
  • Get some of those stubby wrenches man!

    Mark GMark G2 måneder siden
  • 😠👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👍👍👍👍👍👍

    Claudiomar SaraçolClaudiomar Saraçol2 måneder siden
  • How to change a starter.... Step 3 get a bobcat and a chain and yank that fucker loose...

    Seth HacklerSeth Hackler2 måneder siden
  • Cowboy

    Oli YarnoldOli Yarnold2 måneder siden
  • Get a bigger prybar

    Randall HutchcraftRandall Hutchcraft2 måneder siden
  • Andrew , Andrew , Andrew You did not even have to take the starter out in the first place to fix it . Seeing as you more than likely still have the old starter, take off the plastic cap that the wires bolt to ,on the solenoid , there is the contact plate that can be flipped over & clean the back of the bolt heads , reassemble baad boom bob is your uncle cost = $0

    John MonterJohn Monter3 måneder siden
  • WTF do they(Cat.) make this operation so difficult to do,it's a friggin starter for ch...t sake,they should be sued for it.

    Michel ChartrandMichel Chartrand3 måneder siden
  • They build things intentionally hard to try and force you to hire their mechanics.

    Alex 1Alex 13 måneder siden
  • 12:43 the light smile when the starter starts spinning

    TuroTuro3 måneder siden
  • He doesn't have the right tools. Otherwise a piece of cake. I've done dozens of those things.

    Short ChangeShort Change3 måneder siden
  • Any Caterpillar starter change is a nightmare.

    CAToperator82CAToperator823 måneder siden
  • Always remove the battery cable before the starter wire. I'm sure you did that but it wasn't in the video. Removing that starter bolt is nuts and to get it started back on would be crazy. Some how you always manage to get it done but you got luck pulling on the starter with one bolt still in it and not breaking the block.

    Good boy RingoGood boy Ringo3 måneder siden
  • what is the yello and purple stuff he sprayed on the battery terminals?

    subterranean zombiesubterranean zombie3 måneder siden
  • The ,,brave guys a CAT" make great engines and equipment but the access to starters are horrible!!!Itssame thing with an issue i had on a Peterbilt semi with a cat 15 in it....Good job Andrew!!Greetings from California!

    Nicu MarcNicu Marc3 måneder siden
  • I miss the craftsman impact.

    Ryan AllendorfRyan Allendorf3 måneder siden
  • sledge hammer,digging pole,skid loader should be in everyone's starter replacement tool box.

    squidskunksquidskunk3 måneder siden
  • Amazing how they design a 30 ton or whatever it weighs piece of equipment so you have to in from the bottom with only a foot of ground clearance.

    HighlordratickHighlordratick3 måneder siden
  • Just love watching these videos, such variety, always interesting and great lab inspectors...

    John DawsonJohn Dawson3 måneder siden
  • what was that he was spraying in the vent thingy at 13:45?

    Z WZ W3 måneder siden
    • Starting fluid

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata3 måneder siden
  • Wow. Zero room to work.

    Randy TalleyRandy Talley3 måneder siden
  • when i saw the bobcat show up, I lost it LOL good stuff man! :)

    Timothy GoodmanTimothy Goodman3 måneder siden
  • Was watching this and at the moment you started to grease up the bolts to replace the protective screen an ad for emollient face cream popped on followed by laundry detergent advertised for men. What a hoot! any way got over it and back to the “job at hand”!

    Sarah SouthgateSarah Southgate3 måneder siden
  • I really look forward to your new videos. You really seem to have things dialed in. When I was young I kinda approached things in the same fashion as you seem to do. I absolutely despise the way most things are built. Most of this overpriced junk has not been engineered correctly. Its made to create a hell of a mess for the person who has to come along and repair it. I applaud your ingenuity 😀 Be careful and stay safe 😀

    Kubota OzKubota Oz3 måneder siden
  • I bet Cat technicians would love to be able to yank the parts out with another machine. What a pain!

    Brad DenhamBrad Denham3 måneder siden
  • As soon as you had trouble , I knew something awesome was going to happen . You never give up . I don't think I have ever seen anything you can't fix .

    Sharpshooter 250Sharpshooter 2503 måneder siden
  • The next video will be, "So I bought a new dozer."

    Angry welderAngry welder3 måneder siden
  • Andrew just called in an air strike on the starter...................

    Breen WalsheBreen Walshe3 måneder siden
  • When he got the hammer i laughed. When he got the skid loader i died laughing.

    Josh KeltonJosh Kelton3 måneder siden
  • Hey Andrew you need to put a winch on that during thing that little D4 is a bareback and it's no good for that but a winch on it and keep your cat inside of a shed so when you're ready to use it it's good to go man winch shed

    Aaron HellandAaron Helland3 måneder siden
  • No bad words are said.... or some very good editing Andrew, I would of been swearing like an old sailor. lol The only thing that sounded a bit bad, dirty was at 12:09. go have a listen guys. Hahahahahahha!!!!!

    The Groomer GuyThe Groomer Guy3 måneder siden
  • When is the new video

    Thomas BrennanThomas Brennan3 måneder siden
    • What day is

      Thomas BrennanThomas Brennan3 måneder siden
    • IDK, when its ready.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata3 måneder siden
  • Lucky is the word I was thinking of Mark G. Lol

    Darell SunderlinDarell Sunderlin3 måneder siden
  • Hack way to do a starter change. Wow. There is nothing funny about this.

    z28k5z71z28k5z713 måneder siden
    • Hack way to design a starter that doesn't fit right.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata3 måneder siden
  • Core charge? What core charge. Gotta love his calm can-do. I'd have given up as soon as I had to take my gloves off in the middle of up-state NY winter.

    Drea DrechslerDrea Drechsler3 måneder siden
  • omg. mechanics around the world shaking their heads. i really like his videos but he is quite the HACK

    Dean McclellandDean Mcclelland3 måneder siden
  • 9:22 checks to see if he scratched any paint off. 9:25 uses a bobcat to remove the starter. 🤣🤣

    CIACIA3 måneder siden
  • Bro bro u waisted more time beating the thing out of it n effort then if u would just took the bottom skid plate off I think u would of finished faster lol

    jose chaparrojose chaparro3 måneder siden
    • Taking that bottom plate off is a job for inside a garage.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata3 måneder siden
  • new title .. The Torch is OUT.. .. lol ..I watch this many times ..

    Rob HRob H3 måneder siden
  • Sure gets it done though.

    volvojohnvolvojohn3 måneder siden
  • I'm going to guess they won't take the old starter as a core, what you think?

    volvojohnvolvojohn3 måneder siden
    • There is no core when buying new parts. Cores are just for buying rebuilt parts.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata3 måneder siden
  • I think I would have removed that engine mount and bracket first.

    volvojohnvolvojohn3 måneder siden
  • Use a chainsaw

    Donald KochDonald Koch4 måneder siden
  • A bit unorthodox yes, but I will not give him any grief for yanking it out like that. I understand his principles and mindset. Pulling the belly plate should not be a step for the R&R of a starter, accessibility to the starter should have been a primary concern when the machine was designed. Dropping the belly plate should only be necessary when removing the engine oil pan for major repairs, not something as minor/routine as a starter. The engineers should have thought like "Suppose this machine has a starter failure in mud up to the belly plate." And regarding the "core" of the old starter, new starter probably does not require a core, lots of new starters now don't even want a core unit returned. The OEM starter was old school type with actual field coils, the new starter uses permanent magnet fields, and that is why it is only about half the diameter of the OEM starter.

    Larry WalkerLarry Walker4 måneder siden
  • That's why you should start machinery at least once a month or fortnight.. lucky he didn't crack the engine/trans housing

    Ad NastAd Nast4 måneder siden
  • I bet you the guy that installed the original starter (in the factory) thought to himself, boy oh boy, the guy that's gonna replace this starter is going to need a skid steer.

    Greg DeethGreg Deeth4 måneder siden
  • These video always make me feel more validated about the way I wrench on things. I've torched out a few starters and yanked many soft parts with an excavator

    Space KissingherSpace Kissingher4 måneder siden