Brett Dikeman brett at
Fri Mar 8 16:53:11 EST 2002

At 1:27 PM -0700 3/8/02, Mike Miller wrote:
>It's been cold as heck in Montana lately ( 20 below this morning) - the last
>two times I have started the car at 5+ below, the starter has not engaged
>the solenoid- the starter just spins. Turn the key off and back on and, so
>far, it has engaged on the second try. My question: is the starter finally
>going or is it just a symptom of the cold? Any BTDT?
>I suppose with 140k+ on the clock and original starter and alternator, I
>should just replace them or have them rebuilt as a preventitive measure.

Nah.  Pull it and squirt a little lithium grease in some strategic spots.

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safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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