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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 06-27-2006, 02:07 PM   #11
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Actually..Drifter..isn't the easiest thing to check..the "Security" light on the dash?
Yea.. guess that would
But where'* the fun in that.. if you can't crawl under and have some good excuse to cuss out loud

I have never used the light trick.. too lazy to sit and wait to see if the security light will go off in a few seconds, but rather spends minutes if not hours doing the hard way so I can COL

Check that first Supr
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when key is in security light goes off...

alternator is fine battery isnt drained. radio plays lights come on...
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go whack the starter..
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Also, check and double check to make sure the battery cables/connections are tight. A loose connection can allow the lights, radio, and everything else to come on, but only give a "click" when trying to start....(mine did it this morning, all power options functional, but one click and no start and a quick fiddling with the postive cable fixed it up).
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cables are fine... is the solenoid seperate from the starter..
hit it w/ a hammer.. are u serious
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Did you check the cable going to the starter?

Yes, smack it a couple of times with a hammer. We are serious.
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where is the starter?
how hard is it to change the starter or
should i say how hard is it to get to...
1 to 10
10 being a pain in the ***.
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The level of difficutly depends on your abilities.

Personally a starter is about a 1. I see a car and engine as a pile of parts and wiring held together by a bunch of bolts and connectors.

Disconnect battery
Crawl under car
locate starter above front subframe (under front exhaust manifold)
Remove two electrical connections from starter
Remove two bolts that hold starter in
Wiggle to finesse out of place.
Take to parts store for testing.

There'* really no special tools or skill required. If you can remove bolts laying on your back..you can do it.

Some small shops (need to search them out) will rebuild a starter for about $30. Or the local parts stores usually charge about $125+ for a rebuilt one.
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where is the starter solenoid.??
or is it all in one?
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