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Why are my starters going out?
Guys, I am extremely sorry if this is answered somewhere else on here. I have done search after search and can't really find anything that answers this.
I've been through two starters in 5 months. That doesn't seem like much, but the truck has only been driven probably 7000 miles total in that time. It will start fine for a while, then all of a sudden click when I try. I just put the new one in today.
I'm wondering if an oil leak onto the solenoid may be causing this problem. I'm going to see what I can do to fix this leak, but don't have a lot of time except weekends, and weekends are when I use the truck to pull my trailer.
So, can the oil leak through the valley cause my truck to use up starter solenoids? Anyone else having solenoid problems on a regular basis? They are NAPA starters, which I've always had good luck with on everything else, and they are giving them to me on warranty, but its a real pain to climb under it and change it.
Again, sorry if you have all answered this before. Having trouble finding anything on search.