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Old 10-10-2017, 10:57 AM   #1
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Starter Toast?

Hey All looking for opinions

One evening my car wouldn't start, it was like when you try to turn it on with the clutch up, everything worked electrically but it wouldn't even attempt to turn over (no cel or sec. lights)

I got a boost and it fired right up, thinking it was the battery I got it tested, nope my year old batter is fine, alternator is also fine.

I was good for a a week but this morning it did the same thing.....so I popped it in neutral gave it a push and after like 3 attempts attempts it fired up (in neutral rolling)

Before I buy a starter is there anything else I should look at given the symptoms above? is the LNF starter hard to replace? car has 240,000KM on it start is original...looked at starter this weekend and everything externally looked fine.
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check the voltage at the starter while attempting to crank. If the voltage stays above ~9.5-10 volts, its likely the starter.
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Even if its acting normal? or check on a day it acts up?

which wires am I testing from? the external thick green stained colored one and a ground?

*bought a year of CAA(AAA) just in case this morning lol cars getting up there.
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Test when its acting up. There is a power wire from the fuse box and one from the alternator that meet at the starter. Test it on that stud.
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mmk will do thanks for the tips, I'l check in when I do...might be this afternoon might be a week from now.

Buddy said the NSS but given the symptoms and what got it going again sounds more like an electrical issue at the starter.
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Also looking at Rock Auto which brand should I go for if that is the problem

I've never heard of TYC, they're cheapest but that sort of makes me worried lol
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I always try to go for the oem brand. Thats just me though.
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Maybe not for $300


Here is your part number 89060407
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lol IKR ^ GM reman $300 IDTS

Also thanks I was on that page, just not sure if branding matters here or are you actually getting what you pay for with starters, $86 sounds great I've just never heard of TYC
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I put a cheapo one on my old one. Still works 2 years later
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