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Old 07-30-2011, 04:28 PM   #16
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Re: How do you remove starter on 98 lesabre. cant find ANY helpful info I need

Just an FYI tha nut at the bottom of the shaft spun with the shaft.
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:34 PM   #17
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It may have been on a good spot in the starter motor when they tested it. That is why sometimes a starter will only click but you can hit it with a hammer or tap it with a prybar and the car will start. There are more than one set of contacts in that starter motor and if you land on a bad set you may be stuck. I do not trust those bench testers certain places use anyway. It took me 3 alternators to get a good one quite a long time ago and everyone bench tested good when I took it back. They asked me if I knew what I was doing and believe me, I had gone over everything because I couldn't believe it either. The 3rd one worked just fine. If the wires on your solenoid and batt terminals of your starter were clean and tight, it is probably bad.
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:38 PM   #18
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No need to worry about it now if you got your wrench back and the starter out. Just finger start the bolt and use the open end of the wrench to tighten it. Sound like you got it taken care of just about.

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Old 07-30-2011, 05:26 PM   #19
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First I got the wrench off.

I had my wife take the starter to two stores, one was napa and have some faith in them the other not sure which but not much faith in them. they often say and ask some pretty dumb stuff whille acting like they know something. So I too am thinking they hit a good spoit( I got one start before takeing it out) or they did not know what they were doing


I am tempted to put the new starter in and see but then I dont think they would take it back if starter is not the trouble.
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:13 PM   #20
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Did it click, click, click, and then start? If the terminals are clean and the nuts holding the terminals to the solenoid were tight, and the battery is good and the cables and engine ground cable is tight then I think you are safe putting the new one on. Clean the block surface where the starter bolts because that is where the starter grounds. Just bolt the starter on and connect the wires to test it. Button it up if it is good. It should be. If for some reason it is not, make sure everything is clean, especially the box and return it.
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:34 PM   #21
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Re: How do you remove starter on 98 lesabre. cant find ANY helpful info I need

Well got my wrench back and starter in. Still same trouble. Gonna start a new thread for where to go from here. I just have vague ideas.

Thanks for the help
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