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Old 06-22-2011, 06:29 AM
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What are the warning signs of a starter beginning to fail? It's starting to take 2-3 solid seconds for my MM to turnover and I think it needs looking into. Thanks
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You sure it's the starter? How old isyour battery and have checked and cleaned the connections on it?
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Like cheese said.

Check the battery and connections first.
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Just out of curiosity. Does it take 2-3 seconds before the starter starts cranking when you turn the key, or is it taking longer for the engine to fire up while cranking?
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Just out of curiosity. Does it take 2-3 seconds before the starter starts cranking when you turn the key, or is it taking longer for the engine to fire up while cranking?

Good question, Paul. If it's the latter, issue isn't related to the starter at all.
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2-3 seconds of the starter cranking then it fires up, battery is about a year old. I'll clean up the connectors/terminals anyway. Thanks guys
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As mentioned sounds like the starter is doing its job!
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2-3 seconds of the starter cranking then it fires up, battery is about a year old. I'll clean up the connectors/terminals anyway. Thanks guys
Thats not the starter then. On the side of the throttle body, you'll see a silver cylinder held with 2 bolts and a plug coming out the back of it. Thats the idle air control valve. Remove it and clean it with carb or brake cleaner. That should help your hard start problem.
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Thats not the starter then. On the side of the throttle body, you'll see a silver cylinder held with 2 bolts and a plug coming out the back of it. Thats the idle air control valve. Remove it and clean it with carb or brake cleaner. That should help your hard start problem.
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You might want to clean the throttle body and the MAF while your at it.

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Sounds good thanks guys
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+1...............

You might want to clean the throttle body and the MAF while your at it.

**** ONLY use MAF cleaner on the MAF******
Use MAF cleaner on the IAC too!
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