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I have a 98 Buick Century Limited and my starter went out the other day and my fiancee got it back on and then when he got it started the battery light and brake lights came on(which neither were on before) and from then on I have been getting new alternators and starters, do u think that maybe the starter was on wrong from the beginning because I havent had any problems like this before?

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I would suspect that he may have gotten the wires on wrong, or something is shorting out near the starter.

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

  • sbrewstericc Sep 07, 2010

    That was what I was thinking as well thanks so much!!

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