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Won't crank over when it gets warm.2004 Sable 3.0 auto 6

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Won't crank over when it gets warm.2004 Sable 3.0 auto 6 clinder
JA: Have you checked the fuel supply? And are all the spark plugs working?
Customer: Starter does nothing. Let it cool and works fine
JA: Are you fixing your Sable yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Checked Starter fuse and reley. Replaced battery. Cleaned batter and starter connections
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  Greg replied 17 days ago.

Hi, I'm Greg (Indy-Tech).
Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.
Rgds Greg.

Expert:  Greg replied 17 days ago.

Very common in a situation like yours for the starter motor carbon bushes to be low and weak for a hot start .

when hot the connection of the carbon bushes to the stator lose contact and cause a nor crank.

To check this you will need a 12volt test light . hook to the "S" wire ( White/pink) on the starter motor .

this is the smaller of the wires on the starter .turn key to start position and if the test light lights up replace the starter motor.

If does not light up check the starter relay .

( out of ten starter is your problem.)

Need further assistance with this issue then please get back to me with the reply box below .
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Kind regards Greg

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