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Old 01-05-2004, 08:28 PM   #1
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My 97 bonne won't start and just makes this low but lound grinding noise when I do try to start it. It won't turn over at all.
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My 97 bonne won't start and just makes this low but lound grinding noise when I do try to start it. It won't turn over at all.

Sounds like your starter isnt connecting to the flywheel 100%, if at all.

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Denise and I brainstormed this earlier tonight...

must be some kind of starter related problem...soleniod maybe?

ideas?
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Yep, I need a new starter, yippy! How hard are they to change out, where is it and are there any directions with diagrams on it anywhere online?
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If I were you..I would spend 15 bux and get a Chiltons manual...it will really help show where things are...

I gave mine away...sorry
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I will just have to do that...too bad my starter didn't wait until Jan 26th, I could've gotten it fixed for free then! Oh well, my daughter is a pretty handy mechanic and wants to have a try at it. She is the one who said it was the starter in the first place....lol
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Colville WA? Hi neighbor. Check out the regional/national meets forum. We're getting together on the West Coast in Oregon this summer! Buy Chilton'* #28200. It'll walk you right through it.
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I'll do that! Thanks so much for all the info!
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One more thing.....you live in Colville? GI Joe'* has the manual.....usually in stock.
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Denise and I brainstormed this earlier tonight...

must be some kind of starter related problem...soleniod maybe?

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Starter ya think? lol.... Dumb olds owners.

Sounds like you'll need the proper starter for your final drive ratio, and */C or N/A i think....
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