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Old 12-14-2005, 01:35 PM   #1
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Only in the cold... when i go to start it up after it sat for a long time, the started sometimes will not come up to engage the flywheel. Does this mean i'm looking at having to replace a starter soon, or could i just lube things up a bit? also, this may sound like a silly question but where is the started located at? (as stated many times in the past, i'm not very familar with this engine yet...)

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Before you jump right into the starter...

Do your interior lights come on? Does the car try to start?

I would start by cleaning the battery terminal connections, and also the connections at the ground and starter. You'd be surprised how many problems this has solved.
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After you do the above,

The starter is located (facing the car straight on) in front of the oil pan. It is right above the sub frame and pretty easy to get to from underneath.
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Before you jump right into the starter...

Do your interior lights come on? Does the car try to start?

I would start by cleaning the battery terminal connections, and also the connections at the ground and starter. You'd be surprised how many problems this has solved.
ya, i just had to replace the battery about 2 weeks ago. it has a Optima Red top in it now. it spins real hard, just not always with the engine...
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There are still some placs around that will rebuild and clean your starters and alternators. The question is...cost vs new....
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:45 PM   #6
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ya, i've replaced startes on almost every vehicle i've owned. How hard is it to remove the starter? think it could be done in an afternoon fairly easy?
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Two bolts..couple connections... it'* a cake walk.
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mmmm.... cake...

Thanks for all the help! think i'll have to look into this one while i'm off of work over the holidays!
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Shouldn't take long at all..
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It'* a starter. I don't remember the specific mechianical names for the parts, but bascially, it'* spinning the starter gear but the part that pushes the gear out into the flywheel is failing. It may work sometimes now, but replace the starter sooner vs. later. It won't work like that forever.
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