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Replaced starter, now struggling to start and making a grinding noise once it fires. runs perfect once started and I have a gearbox failure indicator on. I took back to rr dealer that installed the starter and they say starter is fine.

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  • dornayers Jul 25, 2009

    starter is bosch sr0801x. Is this the right starter ? Thanks for your help

  • dornayers Jul 29, 2009

    battery corrected starting issue, though there is a little rough noise still when cranking. Took to shop yesterday to have A.C charged and new radio programmed. The check engine light was on and the mechanic hooked up diagnostics. Left and radio is working, A.C cool and engine light off. Now auto on A.C is acting up, engine light is back on. bought the car five days ago. when you cranked it up it was reving high until you put in drive then rpm's dropped. now when you crank rpm's are below one thousand and oil sensor comes on and temp goes to hot. As soon as you get rpm's over one thousand the oil light goes off but vehicle runs hot. However if I crank and leave in drive way sometimes the rpm's will go over one thousand and will run right there forever and not get hot.

    Cant afford to go back to these crooks, any help?

  • dornayers Jul 31, 2009

    no thermostat, replaced and added water to radiator. Overheating not a problem now after 40 min road test. Cleaned throttle body and eradicate revving stopped. Now transmission is not letting out of gear until rpm's reach 3500 very high, before it was shifting to quickly and lagging in every gear. Is there a vacuum line loose or is this a sensor on the transmission? Or the computer?


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Its not right thats for sure ask nicely for them to have another look ,might have a starter with the wrong number of teeth on

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    Colin Stickland Jul 26, 2009

    make of starter not a problem its the number of teeth on the starter dog ,thinking about it if this is an automatic ??then other problem could be the metal plate on the back of the torque converter that bolts to the crankshaft ,its split between the bolt holes allowing it to flex when starter pinion turns it ,this will make an un earthly sort of grinding noise as well.Try another dealer as well sounds like your one are a load of know all know nothing latex gloved white overhauls layabouts .they should not have released the vehicle till it was 100%

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    Colin Stickland Jul 30, 2009

    got to be quick here as its its getting light and i need to go into elche to pick up some rear brake shoes for a yank tank cheroke jeep,now let me see ??have to think about this one when i get a bit more time so i will leave it on e mai.RPM on idle should be about 800,now engine check light could be nothing more than a vacumn pipe loose,auto on AC is a major issue possibly because that is controled by a computer and if thats gone then its a lot of money .but i just bypass the computers when i get a major problem and use blower motor as temperature control,,like colder ¿¿??increase blower speed .But it is possible that the """"technician """" has left a pipe loose and its comes off from the vacumn line that controls the flaps in the heater unit,Take it back to the garage because they should give warrenty on their repairs.When you park it on drive and let it run is it with the AC on ?? because if it is then this is why its not running hot ,the AC makes the rad fan work.

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    Colin Stickland Jul 31, 2009

    not sure about gearchange but i would still check for a vacumn pipe somewhere just as a matter of course but i havent worked on one so wouldnt know if it was a convential auto box or a computer controlled gearchange.As for rad you must put antifreeze in or you will corrode the engine away from the inside,and renew thermostat or you will cause excessive internal engine wear because its not reaching the correct operating temperature in the winter months


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