Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Chevy S-10 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles
This vehicle's starter continually began to fail almost every 4-8 weeks. The starter already was replaced about 4-5 times. After the last time the mechanic said that the flywheel was chipped at which time I took the vehicle to another mechanic who said that he had a similar problem with his 1997 S-10 and the problem with the starter was corrected by changing the crank sensor.
Is this true because the other mechanic said that he doesn't know how it could be the crank sensor and he apparently also checked with the Chevy dealership who disputed it being the crank sensor and would only have fixed the problem by changing the starter. There apparently are no bulletins on this issue that the mechanic found via Alldata, Mitchell or Chevy which the 2nd mechanic said that he found out about the problem for his 1997 truck.
Who's on first? What's on second? What is the right answer for the starter repeatedly going bad and the right answer for fixing it?
Thank you very much.
Monday, October 4th, 2010 AT 10:42 AM