How do u know when the starter has went out on a 2001 Buick


Asked by Jan 12, 2015 at 08:15 PM

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You failed to give us a clue as to why you ask ... does it cranks .. does it just click? Normally it will give you indications way before it quits. If everything electrical is good and the starter fails to turn the engine over or ... my favorite test is to turn the headlights on ... try to start and see how much the headlights dim. If they get very dim when you crank the engine but get back to very bright after you stop cranking ... probably starter ... if they stay dim after cranking it's probably the battery

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