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Fixing my 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Starter

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2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette

Our Family van would not start last night while we were in another town,

It turned over and I could hear the starter throw out but it was like it wasn't grabing anything.

so I put it in Nuetral and tried to start it. it tapped a few times like it was hitting the teeth of maybe something and then wala it started.

Is this my starter going out or a tooth missing off the inside of the engine/ transmission.


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    Troy Rebold Feb 03, 2009

    alright, you guys helped alot thanks

  • Troy Rebold
    Troy Rebold Jan 27, 2012

    well, here it is 3 yrs later and the same minivan which we own. is doing it again.
    i am hoping i have a lifetime warrenty on it and can just replace the starter again. i guess.



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Over time our starters get a flat spot on them from wear. Or the solenoid is starting to go out. The solenoid is an electric switch that mounts on the starter. In my opinion its your starter....

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More than likely the bendix in the starter is bad have the starter replaced and check the flywheel for damage.please rate this answer and good luck in the future thanks.

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