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2004 Nissan Xterra Question: why is leakage causing starter to burn out?



blueu, 3.3L V6, Orlando, FL, June 30, 2013, 17:43

something is leaking into my starter causing it to burn out. Dont know if its oil or water. but its on left passenger side.
had to replace starter several times!

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  • Answer #1

    June 30, 2013, 20:43

    Starters are not designed to perform in liquid! Suggest you have leak(s) repaired before replacing the starter again. Also have the starter system and ALL circuits checked. Maybe even a better grade of parts will help.

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  • Answer #2

    July 01, 2013, 23:35

    Put cardboard under car see what color it is, this will give you a indication of what you are dealing with.
    But as I lic tech I don't think the leak is causing your problem. We're the starter is located it is constantly subjected to
    Water, mud, salt, dirt. I would look at buying better parts and check cables, also if you are cranking starter for long periods could be problem

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