93 buick lesabre 3.8 liter starter replaced,new one just clicks
I have spent the last 2 days fighting this starter.just a starter.2 bolts,2 wires.when i turn the key it clicks rapidly.i can see the bottom of the flywheel and the teeth on the starter and the teeth on the flywheel move together manually with no problem,but the starter will not move the flywheel like it should when you turn the key.
i tried jumping it off,a different battery temporarily,replaced the new starter,no change. a relay maybe?where to look? please help!!
Given the steps you have taken, only one of two things this can be is a resistive connection between the battery and the starter solenoid terminal. Or the battery itself has a bad internal connection. Bear in mind: you cannot crank the engine through the average set of jumper cables unless the battery in the dead vehicle will hold and deliver a good charge. Jumper cables are not really intended to start the car, they are for boosting the good, but low battery in the car being jumped.
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Disconnect battery, locate starter wires [should be 3] make particular note of how wires are connected, then remove the two nuts that hold them in place, loosen and remove the two bolts keeping hold of starter to prevent it falling and remove starter. Replace new starter and it's two bolts, wires and nuts as previously hooked up, and then battery wire, and carank vehicle.
the mounting bolts are at the rear of the starter and go upwards through the starter into the engine block.when looking at the starter solenoid were the wires are connected to the starter follow it towards the rear away from the wires towards the transmission.this is were you will find the mounting bolts at the bottom of the starter(closest to the ground).they are 9/16(15mm) bolt heads.
It's not too hard to replace. Disconnect the positive battery cable from the battery. Remove the 3 10mm bolts holding on the cover. There should be 2 14 or 15mm bolts going up thru the starter, into the block. Disconnect the wiring going to the starter. Some starters had a bracket on the front of it, holding it to the block. It'll take a little maneuvering of the starter to get it out.
start out by disconnecting the battery, remove the 2 starter bolts, once the starter bolts are removed you can remove the small wires off the starter solenoid (take a picture where the wires go so when you reinstall the new starter you know which terminal to put them on), bolt up the new starter and your done.
or you can check out a repair manual from your local library and look at the pictures.
No photo. But jack ukp the car locate the starter, but first remove the neg terminal from the battery. You will see two bolts holding the starter on. Remove these. Remove the battery wires from the starter and replace new one.