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Default Starter Shot - Oil deposit HELP!!!!!!!! - 06-04-2019, 06:54 PM

Hello,

So my starter was shot and I took it out today but found oil under it. Attached pictures. Not sure if this should be normal or?

Would this be the reason of the starter going bad because I had replaced it only 4 weeks ago but had been fiddling around with the motor so not sure if that would have shot the starter.

Any help will be appreciated.
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Default 06-05-2019, 05:57 AM

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Default 06-05-2019, 07:02 AM

Oil shouldn't take out your starter. Sounds like you have a short somewhere. Maybe a pinched wire during installation. Obviously you want to fix the leak though


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Default 06-05-2019, 07:37 AM

Oil could be coming from a bad seal on the crank position sensor.
What brand starter did you replace with?
Some of the cheap autozone/orielly's starters are not known for their longevity.


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