is it possible to rebuild the starter

Malanz Morris

Asked by Apr 27, 2015 at 11:15 PM about the 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 4 Dr LS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers


Yes, but in today's market it will be cheaper to replace it than rebuild it. To do a proper job you will have to replace the brushes and bearings, check for opens or shorts in the armature, have the commuter turned to make sure it is round and the contacts are clean and intact, if there is an open or short in the armature then it needs to be replaced, then depending on the starter type, if it has electric fields, they will have to be checked for opens or shorts, if they are bad then they will have to be replaced also, some starters now have permanate fields so unless they are broke or cracked your good, and finally replace the drive gear. That is it for the starter, now if your starter has a solenoid on it that should also be replaced. Hope this clears things up.

Kelly Mayo

my good deed for the day >yes again.these starters are inexpensive..$5o-65.00..also might just need a Solenoid...New Starter 1999 CHEVROLET CAVALIER 2.2L L4 sku:6481n pla-6 This starter fits the following: 1999 CHEVROLET CAVALIER 2.2L(134) L4 Replaces: AC Delco 323-1062, 323-1396, 336-1921 Bosch Newman SR8580N Delco 10465384, 10465459, 19136230, 9000833, 9000847, 9000859 Denso First Time Fit 280-9040 General Motors 12563881 Hyster 1457048 Isuzu 8104654590 Lucas Electrical Europe LRS01725 PSH 830.523.092 OEM(s):Delco, General Motors, Isuzu Family:Delco PG260F1 Type:PMGR Voltage:12 Volts kW:1.4 kW Rotation:CW Teeth/Splines:9 Teeth/Splines Pinion/Splines OD:24.9mm / 0.98in Mounting Hole 1:9.0mm ID:Unthreaded Mounting Hole 2:9.0mm ID:Unthreaded Mounting Hole 3:9.0mm ID:Unthreaded Approximate Weight:8.15lbs / 3.7kg


Yes, many parts to replace. Could be an expensive proposition! Find a shop that rebuilds call and get a quote! Call big box auto store ask for price of a new one, a remanufactured one, and core charge if any? Now you can compare the 4 alternatives!

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