2005 Chevy Malibu V6, 3.5 liter

Asked by Aug 17, 2017 at 10:05 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

How can I tell if its the motor is locked up
or if it's the starter? Im hoping for it to be
the starter instead of spending the money
for a new motor and the starter was the
only thing wrong. Please I need help!

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Try doing a voltage drop test to the starter and make sure it's getting proper voltage. You can then proceed to a bench test of the starter to determine if it's good or not. There are a lot of things you would want to check before writing off a motor.

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