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Smoking starter i have a 2004 malibu lt. my starter went so i replaced it? it worked fine for a day then it went again, only this time after trying to start it a few times it started to smoke. it smells like the solenoid is burning. Does anyone know what could be causing this? I appreciate your time.

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When mounting a chevy starter you must shim it down so it wont lock up when the bendix hits the flywheel..if it binds up it will burn up..there are different thicknesses of shims that fit between the block and the starter nose cone..use one or a combination of these to shim down enough that it wont drag..shim too far and it will spin out..I have owned chevys for years and have yet to see one that did not need shimmed down..these shims fit over the mounting bolts on the starter..

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Testimonial: "Thank you so much, Jerome. The starter came with shims... but the smoking starter is fried right? i rather get a new one anyway. would the car have started without shims? thanks again."

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STARTER CAN OVER HEAT IF NO COOL DOWN TIME ALLOWED
20 SECONDS MAX ON THEN 30-60 SECONDS TO COOL
IMO IF AFTER MARKET START REPLACE IT, POOR REBUILD

Posted on Dec 28, 2013

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SOURCE: Malibu 2003 starting problem

It might be the starter relay and it is also not unheard of to get a bad starter.

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i suggest removing the flywheel inspection cover, and rolling the engine over a little bit at a time, checking to make sure that there are no worn or broken teeth. also, make sure there is no lateral movement, which could indicate a broken flexplate. good luck.

Posted on Dec 08, 2009

SOURCE: HOW DO I FIX/REPLACE STARTER ON 1999 MALIBU?

Starter Solenoid needs to be replaced.
Remove starter and install new solenoid

Posted on May 05, 2010

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