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1988 buick lesabre starter problem

The guy who replaced my starter told me "its replaced but not properly alligned and i don't know how to fix it" and when i go to start it, it only ticks but my lights still work so i don't think its the battery. what can i do to fix this myself.

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  • Steve Draper May 11, 2010

    Are you sure its the correct starter.
    Doesn`t sound like its engaging with the flywheel.
    Have you checked the live wire and ground wire are nice and tight.?


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If you pulled the battery or it went dead then its not the starter you have to reset the computer i had the same problem last week and it cost me 200.00 before i found out what was going on with it try that

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It's probably either got a bad connection on the starter, or the wires to the starter are not hooked up properly. If you have head lights and lights and its ticking its definetley not your battery.

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