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Old 12-24-2006, 06:03 PM   #1
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Merry christmas all.Im going to wreckers after christmas sometime for a starter ,what cars can I get one off other than sse.thanks
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any olds 88, olds 98, park ave, lesabre, or bonneville. As long as it has a 3800 in it, it will work. There are differences with gear reductions and whatnot, but all of them will bolt right up and start the motor great. I've got a 95 S2 starter on mine... works fine.
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thanks OSG.
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Mmmm I also think you might want to keep your eyes open for a gear reduced one. Isn't that what Don has on his?
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It is, but it really doesn't make a difference, they will all start the car.
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True, however if he'* going to spend X dollars on a starter...why not get a better one that will start the car easier than the regular.
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Thats true what Bill said. If you going to pay the wrecker why not get the biggest bang for the buck and get a gear reduction starter.
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Ok I dont really know what gear reduced is , so what am I looking for.
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A starter from an SSEi. They're all gear-reduced. Go as new as possible up to 1999.

It'* a direct swap into your car that you won't regret.
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Stock starter on top, gear reduced on the bottom




On the starter wires I had to actually bend and tweak a little, and when I was done I replaced all of the wire loom, you may want to do the same, the stuff gets really brittle and just falls off when you touch it


This is my broken trans mount vid... But it'll give you an idea...


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