Question about 1994 Pontiac Grand Am
Could this be a relay problem?
55 volts?thats a large enough amount of power to destroy the starter.When you cranked it did the vehicle run ?Could be bad earth (Chassis/engine negative) Make sure the cable from battery to engine is securely fastened .Relays usualy fail and regardless of how much power you apply vehicle will not crank.As mitchstein mentioned the solenoid wire could be an issue also make sure the wire is on the right terminal if your starter is the type with 2 terminals.What i think the problem is though is that a starter that is floor tested is not required to be loaded up and asked to crank engine.If a second hand starter the true test is to do a load test. Things like starters and alternators should be remanufactured or at the least taken from vehicle thats still running so part can be verified to be worth selling.Anyway good luck and hope something here helps.Happy new year
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
Sure, but morel ikely you have a short (partial short) in the main wire to the starter. I believe those have a fusable link someone inline on the battery wire to the starter. find that fusable link and replace it that should clear up the lose in voltage problem you appear to be having.
As for a relay, the relay shouldn't be much more then a few 20-30 bucks and it is good practice to replace the relay when replacing the starter anyway.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
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