My 2001 trans am had a delay before the starter would engage I shut it off last night and this morning the starter won't engage at there a relay some where or would it be the starter or just the silonold please help

Brian Offringa

Asked by Brian Jan 31, 2013 at 03:36 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Firebird Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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It's probably the starter. The solenoid is built in and would be replaced - good or bad. Try hitting the starter with a blunt object to free up the brushes. If that works, plan on replacing it soon.

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Buy a good brand as replacement parts often are second-rate. Genuine GM or NAPA is usually okay.

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