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Old 04-17-2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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I recently had a starter problem. A friend got another starter from the scrapyard and replaced the one that didnt work. My wife brought the car home and it worked fine until the next day i went to start it and it just went CLICK....I went and boosted it because i thought it might be the battery, and was fortunate enough to start. Then I tried to start it about 2 hrs later and nothing but a click. I went and bought a new battery for it, thinking it was the battery, because I already changed the starter. Still just a click from the starter when i tried to start it. Tried tapping on the starter with a hammer and still nothing.
Its a 1999 bonneville SLE 3.8L.
Can i take the starter out and try to make it turn over just with booster cables and a battery?
Is there any other fuseable link anywhere that might have blown?
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Check and clean both ends of both battery cables. Sounds like a bad connection.
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I have cleaned the battery ends. Checked the connections for power. Got a spark when i crossed the starter connections with a screwdriver, just like we did in the old days. Still get nothing, not even a click. When I turn the key I can hear a click on the passenger side coming from near the glove box. I guess ill take the starter out tomorrow and check it with some booster cables to see if i can get it to turn over.
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Check the relay.
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where is the relay located??
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I believe passenger side under dash behind the glove box. Remove the kick panel and it should be up there.
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Its ok now....went out and got the 2 starters tested...both are junk....had to buy brand new one....works perfect....cleaned up all contacts from battery to starter to relays under the hood. All works great now. Wasted 60$ on trusting someone to get me a starter and put it on....should have done the damn work myself... THANKS FOR ALL UR HELP
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Rebuild the old one so you have a spare in case of emergency
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we should all think twice before buying electrical parts from bone yard. They are never reliable. Glad to hear you got it fixed, sorry you had to do it twice.
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