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Old 09-25-2003, 08:07 AM   #1
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Default I turn the key once and nothing happens, I turn it again and

I get a starting sound then some scrapes. Is my starter going out?
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Another thing, before I start the car the lights are dim. I have a brand new altenator and the AC Delco battery and the eye is bright green. Everything is OFF. Then when I try starting the car, the car acts like it don't want to start and then the above statemnts I said happens.
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I now see that I have an oil leak when I checked to see where my starter is. I wonder if this is the case?
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Take your starter off and bench test it.... if you know how or take it and get it done.*free*
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I saw the starter and it looks like its in a hard to reach area to take off. If anyone of you did, can you give me some directions how I can do it?
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The starter has two bolt that need to be removed...I think you'll need a 10m socket.

Before you do anything remove the negative cable from your battery. Then lift the car and remove the electrical hardness from the starter and then the bolts.

To install just do everything in reverse order and make sure that the starter is aligned and postioned, some new starter might come with shims.

Start the car and if you hear a harsh sound then ajust the postion of the starter. Try to match the gears with the fly wheel.

In 96 I replaced mine and it'* still going. Last month I was driving for 11 hours none stop in Mexico and I had to stop at a check-point. When I started the car again it wouldn't crank until the third try after I pushed the gas pedal. I guess it was my starter which had heated up a bit. Sometime they won't start when the car is too hot...But you can just hit the starter with something hard, e.g., a hammer.

I hope this has helped.
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Could be the starter or a problem with the battery/alternator. I wouldn't trust the green-eye. I don't know how you would be able display the amount of current your battery can put out with an indicator like that.
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I think it has three bolts. One is horizontal, 19mm, I think.
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Could be the starter or a problem with the battery/alternator. I wouldn't trust the green-eye. I don't know how you would be able display the amount of current your battery can put out with an indicator like that.
So its best to take it to AutoZone or a dealer to test it?
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The starter has two bolt that need to be removed...I think you'll need a 10m socket.

Before you do anything remove the negative cable from your battery. Then lift the car and remove the electrical hardness from the starter and then the bolts.

To install just do everything in reverse order and make sure that the starter is aligned and postioned, some new starter might come with shims.

Start the car and if you hear a harsh sound then ajust the postion of the starter. Try to match the gears with the fly wheel.

In 96 I replaced mine and it'* still going. Last month I was driving for 11 hours none stop in Mexico and I had to stop at a check-point. When I started the car again it wouldn't crank until the third try after I pushed the gas pedal. I guess it was my starter which had heated up a bit. Sometime they won't start when the car is too hot...But you can just hit the starter with something hard, e.g., a hammer.

I hope this has helped.
I just copied this. I also wrote down 19mm just incase jwikoff99
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