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Unread 07-24-2011, 01:27 PM   #16
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That's where I'm headed now, moved the laptop to the garage where I can update and respond sooner and easier...

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Unread 07-24-2011, 02:09 PM   #17
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I've been letting my brother drive the Laredo since he doesn't have a car and havent been underneath for a month since I replaced the shift cable and change the pumpkin fluids. Turns out after going down there is oil covering the starter dripping all the way to the trans pan, I followed the flow and located the start as the intake. Am I right that the right amount of oil can burn the starter???
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Unread 07-24-2011, 02:46 PM   #18
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*Selenoid not starter
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Unread 07-24-2011, 03:03 PM   #19
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yes oil can be bad for a starter and solenoid. Try this. Turn the key to the on position (dont try and start it) block the tires so it cant roll and be sure that its in park. At the starter solenoid there are 3 wires. 2 Large gage wires and one smaller one. Expose the smaller wire so that you can see the post (meaning make it so you can see the metal post) Take a screw driver (or other metal object that has an insulated handle) and cross the small wire to the larger wire coming from the battery. It should turn over. If it does then the problem is in the wiring from the switch.
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Unread 07-25-2011, 10:31 PM   #20
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By switch are you refering to the relay under the hood?

Pulled the Valve cover gasket and it was busted as well as motor mounts and the oil seemed to disburse from the oil sending unit.

All being replaced tomorrow then cleaning the starter/selenoid and attempting the bang first then the screw driver with rubber handle on the power cord - small wire post. Thanks guys and gal, will keep the updates and try to provide pictures - I'm gonna clean her up something good!! Love saving money!!

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Unread 11-26-2013, 07:44 AM   #21
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I'm having this same issue, it happened right after my oil pressure sending unit went and sprayed oil all over the starter.. did your issue end up being the starter or solenoid?
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