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Old 03-14-04, 02:45 PM
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94 grand-am starter

IF ANYONE IS WORKING TODAY PLEASE RESPOND YOUR HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APRECIATED
i replaced the original starter with a rebuilt. I drove it for awhile then it started to make a squeling noise when i would start it. Just this friday the wires connecting to the solennoid started on fire. I replaced the starter with another rebuilt and replaced the positive battery cable as it was melted. the other wires were scorched but not melted. MY PROBLEM is that my car still will not start and the starter is heating up. how do i fix it.
 
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Old 03-14-04, 02:56 PM
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Some of those wires along with the battery wire on the starter are fuse links. Tug on each one, you will know when you found a bad one.

Your saying it cranks but will not start?
 
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Old 03-14-04, 02:57 PM
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Sounds like you need some better quality starters. Either that or your spinning the wire stud and breaking it.
 
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Old 03-14-04, 03:04 PM
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when I turned the key the first time and it didn't turn over i tried boosting it. still nothing.
 
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Old 03-14-04, 03:09 PM
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the wire stud is fine. it is still solid
 
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Old 03-14-04, 03:14 PM
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how will I know when i have a bad wire?
 
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The wire inside will be broken and the insulation will stretch when pulled.
 
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Old 03-14-04, 04:23 PM
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Is there 1 or 2 small posts on that starter?
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Old 03-14-04, 06:22 PM
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Re: 94 grand-am starter

Originally posted by Rene-d
MY PROBLEM is that my car still will not start and the starter is heating up. how do i fix it.
I don't see a link causing that....?
The links are generally outgoing power from the battery cable. What's heating the starter up?
weak armature?
loose bushings/binding armature?
 
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Old 03-15-04, 04:38 PM
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you were correct with the poor quality of starters. took me 3 starters to get a good one.
 
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Old 03-15-04, 04:43 PM
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Glad you got it straightened out. Those el-cheapo starters and alternators aren't worth the metal they're made of.
 
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