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2003 Buick Rendezvous Question: Ignition switch or starter motor problem ?

 

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Tom Howard, Kure Beach, NC, May 04, 2009, 11:20
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When starting car if we turn the switch just slightly all works fine but if we turn it to far we get a weird noise from the starter motor. This has been going on for 4 or 5 months and works fine if we're careful not to turn switch to far. Shop I go to says the dealership is only one who can fix this problem ? Do you think the the weird noise we hear once in awhile is the ignition switch or starter motor ? Also can you give me some idea what the repair might cost ? Thanks.
Tom Howard

Don't you think I can find someplace other than the dealership to repair or replace the ignition ? Thanks again..
Tom Howard

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    May 04, 2009, 15:10
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    The noise is probably coming from the starter but I would start by changing the ignition switch first, The labor to replace the switch is about an hour and the parts $34 to $58.

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    May 12, 2009, 00:17
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    Try the RepairPal Directory to find shops near you:
    http://repairpal.com/directory

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