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I had my starter rebuilt and now the ignition relay switch is very hot and the starter only buzzes. is there a starter fuse? why is the ignition relay instantly so hot? what do i need to check? what do i need to do?

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The starter needs to be rebuilt again, something when wrong it it again, it's getting hot because the starter is asking for to many amps, due to other worn parts in it, have them redo, it was not done right.

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