How can I start the car if the starter is bad

Asked by May 20, 2018 at 07:39 AM about the 1996 Cadillac DeVille

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

A man is selling a deville 96 he say it don't
start and the reason why is the starter how
can I get it started before I buy it?

2 Answers


Try tapping on the starter using the handle of a screwdriver or a "small" hammer, do not bang on it; it may be stuck. My grandpa's Ford Model T didn't have a starter, but the crank wrench was hard to turn, and sometimes the kickback dangerous. Tell the seller that he needs to replace the starter, I don't think he will find many buyers willing to purchase the vehicle they can't test drive.


does he say it runs fine ? walk away , that's an old trick you'll put the starter in and find out the motor or tranny have problems

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