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Where is the starter located on my 2002 buick rendezvous?

The care will not start. when i turn the ignition key to start it just clicks is it the starter, battery or alternator?

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  • eric Aug 08, 2010

    But Where is it Located?

  • Dennis Johnson
    Dennis Johnson Mar 22, 2017

    You need to make sure the battery is good first, the starter is located all the way underneath the motor at the front engaging the flywheel



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A single click usually means the starter. multiple rapid clicks while the key is in start position usually means battery...if battery bad, could be due to alternator, but you likely would have noticed a battery light on the dash while driving before.

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