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I replaced the starter it acts like it wants to start at…

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I replaced the starter...

I replaced the starter it acts like it wants to start at certain times rite now it just started clicks then I seen sum spaks from the starter

Mechanic's Assistant: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?

It started when my car died n wouldn't start back up then I changed the starter three times n nothing just clicks switched wires around then started to click like three times in a row but before clicked once now it's just clicking n not starting

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

Chevrolet cavalier 96 2.2l

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

My brother in law is doin it checked the fuses gas tank fuel filter took the battery in to have it tested n charged changed the battery cables out

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Now it's leackin sumthin all over the ground under Neath the car in two different places

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Chevy Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago
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Sounds like the connections at the starter are loose, the starter mounting to the surface or the starter is bad have you double checked this yet

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
The starter is not bad took it in n had it tested
Chevy Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago

also having it tested does not check it under load so all it confirms is the bendix will pop out, the true test is under a load, have you checked the connections yet ?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
The first two were bad bought this one hocked it up n nothing then switched the wires round n clicked then took it in n had it tested they said it was GD before putting it on had to free the flywheel then put it back in it made several clicks act like it wanted to started left it alone went next day n now it clicks n seen a couple sparks
Chevy Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago

have you checked to see if the engine will rotate manually?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
How do u do that
Chevy Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago

use a socket and ratchet on the crank shaft bolt and turn

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Chevy Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago

the engine could be locked up

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
The guy doin it said yes he has
Chevy Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago

ok so if the engine is free and there are sparks there is a loose or frayed connections somewhere, you need to pinpoint the sparks and fix the wiring

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Then wat would the fluid be that's leaking all over my ground from front driver side n back passenger side n from my understanding the spark was cummin from the starter from wat I was told
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Where would u think would be the best place to start looking for loose or frayed wire
Chevy Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago

I would follow the spark and as far as the fluid is concerned you need to determine what fluid it is and then you can find what system its coming from, I usually just look where its leaking and trace it back to the source

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Chevy Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago

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