Look, I dont know specifically, but in those years, almost all the
starters were installed into the bell housing of the tranny. Go to
the back of the engine, where it connects to the tranny, and look
I dont know about the hissing, but check all the cables up to the
starter, and pull the starter and have it checked by a loca.
If it is turning over at first then stops turning over it isn't the starter.
Sounds more like you have a bad connection in the system. Probably a bad
battery cable feeding the starter.
If you can hear the "hissing" it is probably the connection on the
It's on the front side of the engine usually has a cover over it as well.
Well i don't know that you can take his description too literally. The
problem he may be having is a slipping bendix clutch. The "hissing"
might be the high speed whine of the starter as it spins out.
I finally got the car started but only after about
100 tries. I'd try to start it as described earlier and
the engine would try to turn over but then would
abruptly stop that and commence what I could
only describe as a sort of electric hiss, after which it
would not try to engage the engine any longer.
So after nearly 100 bad starts it finally turned the
engine over and I took the car for a spin of
several miles. The next day it took 2-3 tries to
turn the engine over, the first 1 or 2 tries almost
doing it but not quite.
Does this shed light on the problem for anyone?
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