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Old 09-14-2005, 04:17 PM   #1
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I just finished putting in a new battery,fuel filter, plugs, wires and a new serp belt. But when i start the car it has a hard time cranking over. In which i mean it'* really slow like i can see the lights on the dash dim way down so i know it'* taking some major volts to turn it over i just did an oil change as well. It'* starts but it takes a lot to do it. If the starter is bad how much of a pain is it to replace on the 94 se'*? Any ideas what could be the problem i checked the bat cables and there on there good not loose or anything. Thanks Brian
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How old is the battery?

Sounds like the battery is weak, or something is draining the amps from it, leaving less for cranking...
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How old is the alternator? A weak battery can stress an alternator to the failing point.

A weak alternator can stress a battery and shorten it'* life.

I suggest if EITHER fails, and the other component is more than a year old, change them as a pair.
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He said it'* a new battery guys. But get your alternator checked and double check how clean your battery cables are. If it is the starter its not a big deal to replace it. Half hour to an hour job depending on your tools and experience.
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STARTER!!!!!
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Thats what i'm figuring the Starter is i'm sure orginal, so it'* not that big of a deal i'm not to worried i had a gut feeling it was the starter but i'm just making sure yeah the Battery is brand new. I havent tried to get in there yet, i just read my chiltons and it was like lift the Motor, or remove the y-pipe i almost crapped a brick i dont want to do that.
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Just replaced one on my brothers GA, thats what his was doing, now she'll spin it
like crazy.
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