Tag: starters

32 Posts

Jan 01, 2000

Why are you going through starters and flywheels? Shims might be the answer.

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I have a Chevrolet Caprice with a V- and miles At miles I started getting a grinding sound when starting the car I replaced the original starter but the problem continued At miles I replaced the flywheel The old flywheel...

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Dec 01, 1997

You paid for a new starter, but it was replacing the $11 "neutral safety switch" that fixed your Suburban.

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I had a problem with my ' Chevrolet Suburban For a period of approximately one month I could not get the engine started I'd turn the key and nothing at all would happen When I moved the shift handle slightly...

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Oct 01, 1997

A car starting infrequently when the key is turned could be caused by a number of things. Here's where to look.

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I have a ' Camaro -- and believe it or not my name is NOT Donna -- that I think either has an electrical short or a key that isn't working properly Sometimes I turn the key in the ignition...

starters ignition diagnostics

Aug 01, 1997

The starter, solenoid, and battery cables have all been replaced, so why the smoke coming from the ground wire?

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I have a Mercury Marquis sold to me by a family friend that has been a money pit and the bane of my existence for two years now The car was getting more and more difficult to start One day...

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Dec 01, 1996

Toyota starter problems.

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I have a Toyota Supra with miles with a problem my dealer can't solve When I take the car out for the first time each day only and drive only a short distance two or three miles and then stop...


Jan 01, 1996

How to test your starter to see if it's functioning correctly.

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I have a Toyota Celica Sport Coupe Two months ago after driving about ten miles to a shopping mall I returned to my car and it wouldn't start The ignition was completely dead I got a jump and whipped over...


Jun 01, 1994

My Toyota Corolla has a problem that has stumped three...

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My Toyota Corolla has a problem that has stumped three mechanics in Texas where I'm in school Too frequently after driving around in the hot Texas sun I will not be able to restart my automatic car following a short...


Jan 01, 1994

I never miss your column I have a problem with...

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I never miss your column I have a problem with my ' Eldorado Cadillac It starts up on the coldest days but when I take it for a drive and then turn off the motor to go shopping it won't...

starters engines cleaning

Sep 01, 1993

Is it reall possible for a starter to draw 125 AND 400 amps during two different tests?

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I own a Chrysler Cordoba My deceased husband was a good mechanic However like the proverbial shoemaker never repairing his own shoes my husband was negligent in doing his own mechnical work Consequently the car needed worth of work recently...


Mar 01, 1993

Safety features on starters would be a no-brainer.

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Why don't starters have a safety feature on them which would prevent them from engaging once the engine is already started It seems to me that this feature would be fairly easy to implement I'm convinced that I ruined the...