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Starter get very hot but still wont starter its a good starter

And it seem to kill the battery after like 3 time trying to start it

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  • kretanak Feb 25, 2009

    we have already replaced the relay starter alternater and battery any other suggestions the starter get very very hot

  • kretanak Feb 25, 2009

    what is the volts reading i should have if all is well?



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Sounds like a bad relay and or starter, get out a voltmeter and see what kind of amperage draw you are recieving at the relay, check all your cables to and from the battery

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