One last thought. If the lights dim when you turn the key to the start position (as wrenchtech mentioned) chances are the battery is bad. What you need to do is check the smaller wire to the starter for voltage when the key is in the start position. If you have 12+ volts to it, it is bad. What I recommend is to remove the starter and take it to a parts store. They can bench test it. As far as removal, first disconnect the neg terminal from the battery. Next, remove the wiring from the starter (remember what wire goes where). Next, there are two bolts that hold the starter in place. Remove the bolts and the starter will come out. Have it checked. They will do it for free with hopes to sell you a new starter. If it is bad, replace it in the reverse order as removed. PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST DISCONNECT THE BATTERY BEFORE WORKING ON THE STARTER.
Let me know if you have questions.
Thursday, December 9th, 2010 AT 12:08 AM