WHAT WOULD CAUSE MY STARTER TO MALFUNCTIONMAKE ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1998 Lexus ES 300
  • 266,000 miles

What would cause my starter to malfunction, make real loud noise when first turn on car? It also made my positive terminal battery connection melt, killed a brand new battery and made a lot of smoke. The car would not want to turn off also, even if I turn the key to the off position.

Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 2:02 AM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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  • 30,560 posts

Internal short circuit most probably, or a faulty starter switch, have the starter replaced first.

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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 2:36 AM

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