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I replaced the battery a year ago and now it sporadically…

I replaced the battery...

I replaced the battery a year ago and now it sporadically starts. Could it be the starter?

Mechanic's Assistant: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones?

I believe it is a series of clicks. My daughter in law drives the vehicle so not too sure

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Buick?

2004 rendezvous. I haven't seen many starter issues posted. And it is strange cuz sometimes it starts like nothing and other times nothing.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Rendezvous yourself? What have you tried so far?

I took to a mechanic and he said it was the battery. When somebody else checked it the car started with no problem and said what he could hear was the brushes and it turned out the car has very little oil. Filled it and now turns over at random.

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Eric
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HI,

This is either going to be the starter with a dead spot in it or faulty ignition switch. You or a shop needs to check the purple wire at the starter solenoid when it wont turn over with a voltmeter. If 12v is present, replace the starter. If not, replace ignition switch

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