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The post on the starter is shorted to ground. I disconnected the power cable from it and the post is still to ground.

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If you are checking with an ohm meter it will still test to ground through the winding of the starter. best and fastest for starter is with a jumper cable hooked to positive battery post touch the starter post if it turns over you have another problem with the system. if you just get a big spark then the starter in shorted internally and will have to be replaced, unless you have a starter shop that can look at it for you.

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If you buy a new brush set for the starter it will come with new insulation for terminal post (positive) and should fix the problem hopefully for under $50.

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

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5. Remove the starter by sliding it rearward between the catalyst and the engine mount.

6. Remove the posi-lock connector.

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Fig. Removal and installation of the starter motor



To install:

1. Install or connect the following:

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  4. Slightly, raise the engine to provide more room.
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To install:
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  2. Slightly, lower the engine.

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I hope this is of some help.
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