My starter keeps burning out. had it replaced in march. lasted 6 months then same problem. had it replaced and only lasted a day and same problem.


Asked by Sep 02, 2015 at 11:41 AM about the 2002 Suzuki XL-7 Limited 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Sterling Grinnell

do you keep replacing it with with new or remanufactured starters?


If the starter worked properly when installed, shuts off when you release the key, I suspect you are getting bump starters, unless you are abusing them with a hard starting motor.


Do you have the right size wire going to the starter? Should be about 4 gauge, Are the wires in good condition? Are the making good contact? Does the battery have 12 volts? You may also want to check starter solenoid...

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Sterling Grinnell

if the starters are remanufactured spend alittle bit more and get a new and I bet the problems goes away


Thank you joemom. it was a bad wire.

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