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92 bonneville ssei intermitten starting problems/unreliable

Starter turns over slow always, had at two different gm garages the last few times, they replaced the ignition, battery, battery cables, and did a draw test done on the starter. Checked all wiring to starter. And still having problems! Is there something else we should be looking at?
Starter does not click. But let it rest a while and starts again. But still will turn over slow.
The car has 107,000mi still looks new in and out, all new tires, brakes, calipers, have alot invested, and is is safe car if I could get this reliability problem fixed. I would like to give to my daughter for her first car, but do not want her stranded.
Please help!!!!!!!!!

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  • rlgsag94 Nov 23, 2008

    Thanks for the info,it was very helpful!!!! I had the car stranded. Jacked it up and had someone crank it over while looking at all the connections on the starter, noticed a small spark on the ground wire of the solenoid, graounded the connection with a screwdriver and it started right up. Took the car home, removed the loose brass nut on the solenoid, cleaned all the connections, tightened the post, reassembled, sprayed alittle wd40 on the connections, and is starting like new again. Very, Very happy......

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Have the started removed and clean the contact area with the bellhousing and starter. All you will need to worry about is your daughters driving! Frankster016

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

Testimonial: "very quick response, upon removing electrical connections, noticed small post on starter wire was corroded and loose. "

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