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99 olds alero 3.4 liter v6 starter not disenaging disconnected power wires nothing got it disconnected volt light came on battery drained charged battery took car off jack started car starter did not disenage

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  • dkmst23 Aug 13, 2010

    i tried a different starter, disconnected all power wire, and shimmed it too. plus when the starter does disenage(3-4times) a volt light comes on and the voltage does not rise over 11.83 volts on a rebuilt alternator putting out almost 15 volts.

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WELL PROBLEM COULD BE BROKEN DAMAGED OVERRUNNING CLUTCH ASSEMBLY NOT ALLOWING DRIVE PINION GEAR TO DISENGAGE.OR BROKEN RETURN SPRING IN STARTER SOLENOID KEEP THE SHIFT LEVER DRIVE PINION GEAR ENGAGED.

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

  • Jonah Oneal Aug 13, 2010

    STARTER SOLENOID COULD BE FAULTY. LOW VOLTAGE DROP COULD BE BAD GROUND CABLE OR BOTH BATTERY CABLES WORN CAUSING HIGH RESISTANCE IN THE STARTER CIRCUIT

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