starter

Asked by Jun 03, 2016 at 08:51 AM about the 2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

can anyone tell me what the problem is, I installed
a new starter , drove it around , then got out of the
car. had the keys in my hands, the car started
making noise, i opened up the hood, smoke was
coming from underneath the starter and i had to
undo the battery then the noise stopped. whats
that about?

2 Answers

66,575

Recheck the wiring at the starter,if it is good,you may have a bad new starter.

4,965

Look for a pinched or otherwise shorted wire while you are looking around.

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