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Old 05 Apr 2014, 04:30 pm
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My old starter went on me. Had to use the old hit it with a hamer trick till I got a new one. Put the new one in and it started the car but a few seconds later it smoked. Thought I got a bad rebuild but I just had the same thing happen to the second one I put in. This time it blew a main fuse because all lights on dash went but engin was still running fine.
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Old 05 Apr 2014, 08:57 pm
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Default Re: 2nd starter

Have you looked at the cables to the starter/cleaned the connections? Corroded cables/connections mean more resistance - with the current a starter takes could easily smoke insulation.
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