Mike Miller MikeMilr at
Sat Mar 9 09:22:14 EST 2002

Thanks to all that replied on/off list re: my starter. Consensus is to lube
it up so I guess I'll be under the car pretty soon.


> 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
> >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,
> >far, it has engaged on the second try. My question: is the starter
> >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.
> B

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