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STARTER KEEPS GOING OUT

1999 Chevrolet Lumina • 6 cylinder 2WD Automatic • 88,000 miles

1999 chevy lumina owned 5 or 6 years. On it's 3rd starter. Last one put in about 2 weeks ago. What would make it keep going out?
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ResaRocks
January 27, 2011.



Did you try changing starter brands? Battery cables--grounds. Where applicable, the security system may go into theftlock if you remove battery cables. Something to think about. I looked at oem starter for your vehicle, over 400 bucks, wow. You shouldn't have to replace that every year or so, I couldn't afford it, just speaking for myself.

JDL
Jan 27, 2011.
Never would have thought of the cables for the starter. Good place to start. It is clicking. Will check to make sure a wire is not shorting out. Thanks for the tip, it is much appreciated!

Tiny
ResaRocks
Jan 28, 2011.
Let us know what you find.

JDL
Mar 4, 2011.