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Old 05-07-2007, 11:39 PM   #5
kornphlake
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1996 SL2
Default Re: Urgent!! Starter ???

I've had two starters go bad, it was the starter definitely not the solenoid. The bearings go bad and bind up under heat, sometimes it'll loosen up as it cools sometimes it won't. When you have the starter tested listen for noisy bearings, most likely it will work just fine on the bench after getting jostled around during removal. Why buy a whole new starter when you only need bearings? Because like the solenoid bearings are integrated with the starter, neither the bearings or solenoid are user serviceable. Regardless of the problem you need a new starter.

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