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Old February 28th, 2013, 07:53 PM
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Slow to Start

As of now I haven't had a problem with my D90 (1995) starting but when I take it out and make several stops where I turn the D90 off and then shortly thereafter get back in and turn it on, it seems like its slower and slower to start. While, always starting but somewhat begrudingly so. Basically if I run 3 errands and then get back in, I'm not very confident that it's going to crank. Does this sound like a battery problem? Seems weird to me since my engine would be recharging it and seems to crank up fine after long periods of not using it (this isn't my primary vehicle) but honestly can't figure it out and rather not take it in at this moment. I did notice that the last time when it was slower to crank, it began idling at a higher RPM than normal but then reverted back to normal after 1-2m of driving.

Thanks in advance for any insight.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 01:07 PM
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x2 - having the same issue. I replaced the battery and didn't solve the problem. Let me know if you figure it out and i will as well. Anyone on the board have an idea?
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Old April 1st, 2013, 01:09 PM
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As of now I haven't had a problem with my D90 (1995) starting but when I take it out and make several stops where I turn the D90 off and then shortly thereafter get back in and turn it on, it seems like its slower and slower to start. While, always starting but somewhat begrudingly so. Basically if I run 3 errands and then get back in, I'm not very confident that it's going to crank. Does this sound like a battery problem? Seems weird to me since my engine would be recharging it and seems to crank up fine after long periods of not using it (this isn't my primary vehicle) but honestly can't figure it out and rather not take it in at this moment. I did notice that the last time when it was slower to crank, it began idling at a higher RPM than normal but then reverted back to normal after 1-2m of driving.

Thanks in advance for any insight.
sounds like a starter motor getting old
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Old April 1st, 2013, 01:49 PM
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How tough is that for a relative newbie (at least since HS shop class) to replace?
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Old April 1st, 2013, 01:59 PM
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Very easy.
Disconnect the battery
Disconnect the wires from the starter
Unbolt the starter
Bolt on new starter
Reconnect the wires to the starter
Reconnect the battery
Reprogram your radio
Adjective the clock
Done
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Old April 1st, 2013, 02:19 PM
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Very easy.
Disconnect the battery
Disconnect the wires from the starter
Unbolt the starter
Bolt on new starter
Reconnect the wires to the starter
Reconnect the battery
Reprogram your radio
Adjective the clock
Done
there may also be a heat shield.

Its about 20 min job when you've done it a few times.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 04:44 PM
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awesome. thanks.
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