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Unread 06-30-2016, 11:58 AM   #11
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Do I have to get underneath the car or can I just open the hood and get it

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I'm pretty sure it can all be done from under the hood.
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it is bolted right on top, the hole in the middle is where shift cable gets connected.

i had similar problem before, it would start normally most of the time, but sometimes would not even click, it is not actually the starter motor, but the relay/ solenoid gets stuck, it is possible to change just that, but since you have to remove the starter anyway, might as well replace the whole thing.
all starters unless bought from dealer are remanufactured, (bring your old one to the store, they will take it as a core, and knock off some off the price). there are different shops that do rebuilds, do not get the cheapest one, in my experience they do not last long, get the one with lifetime warranty, they are rebuild better than cheap white box starters.

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I looked and the spot where it should be has nothing, just a power cable going to nothing and a couple empty bolt holes. Could it be missing?

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it is bolted right on top, the hole in the middle is where shift cable gets connected.

i had similar problem before, it would start normally most of the time, but sometimes would not even click, it is not actually the starter motor, but the relay/ solenoid gets stuck, it is possible to change just that, but since you have to remove the starter anyway, might as well replace the whole thing.
all starters unless bought from dealer are remanufactured, (bring your old one to the store, they will take it as a core, and knock off some off the price). there are different shops that do rebuilds, do not get the cheapest one, in my experience they do not last long, get the one with lifetime warranty, they are rebuild better than cheap white box starters.
OK but it eventually starts when I wiggle and move around the ignition slot where I put the key in, so are you sure it's the starter?

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As far as what I've found on the internet it should be on the top of the transmission. You may have to remove some ducting to access it.

If it really is not there, then it's located in the console at the base of the shift lever.
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OK but it eventually starts when I wiggle and move around the ignition slot where I put the key in, so are you sure it's the starter?
without seeing the car i can not be sure of anything, i can only go by what i have experienced and seen.

i do not think your wiggling has anything to do with it. you can do simple test.
next time you can not start it, try giving it a boost, if it starts fine, than starter is most likely the issue, also there is another simple test to check if starter is the issue, it will need a second person, while you have key in start position, have someone bang on the starter with a wrench or a hammer. if it starts, than starter is the problem.
if all that fails, than it is most likely not starter.
your key has chip inside the fob, ignition lock sends a signal, and your key responds, same way card keys work, if your lock can not communicate with the key, it disables ignition\starter for 10-20 min. and security light comes on. at least that is how it supposed to work.
do you have aftermarket alarm installed in your car? has anyone messed with wiring???

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