Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: back in the Hew-Hess-Hay
Re: Question about Starters
Years ago when I was working in a full service auto shop, we used to get this all the time with little old ladies (and little old men too) in their Oldsmobiles and Pontiacs. After replacing many many starters and battery cables, we had the occasion to rebuild the engine on one of the problem cars. We found that the engine had lots of carbon behind the rings that was causing the rings to drag badly when hot. After the ring grooves were cleaned, the starter problem no longer existed. After that, whenever one of the problem Oldsmobile or Pontiacs would come with a starter problem, the first thing we would do is use a product called BLASTER TVF and following the directions, decarbon the engine. That included pouring a can of the product through the carburetor, and also adding a can to the oil. That, along with a new starter usually cured their problem. Not saying for sure that this is your problem, but it was on a lot of those "gently driven" luxury cars back in the 60's.
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