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92 Cavalier. Starter Problems

I have a 92 Cavalier RS 2.2L 4 Cyl. Just put a new starter in back in November, and now sometimes it'll start, and sometimes it will not. Sometimes it takes 2 cranks to engage starter! Could I have a bad starter?? Drives fine when started, no problems what-so-ever!

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    Charles Jun 28, 2009

    Yes, on occasions doesn't rotate the engine crankshaft.

  •  Charles
    Charles Aug 10, 2009

    It was the solenoid!


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Could be a loose wire on the starter , check your connections

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    i have bought 2 starters in a row from advanced auto that was bad, and also check to see if your motor is leaking oil onto the starter, that can cause it to act like that


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When you say it takes "2 cranks" to engage starter do you mean the starter motor runs but on occasions doesn't rotate the engine crankshaft?

If that is the case, the starter motor drive clutch is faulty.
Perhaps it was a reconditioned starter motor that was fitted and it didn't have the clutch drive re-newed.

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