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I have some sluggish starting on the Traverse. Not sure if its the starter going or the battery. The battery was bought in March 2019. Seems that the starter bogs down. Sometimes if worse, other times its fine. See video

 

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I would check the connections at the battery.
then the connections at the starter and others- to the engine block.

Its possible some corrosion or oil is causing a 'weak' connection.
 

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after doing some searching around, it seems it may be the starter going out. A video on youtube shows the same symptoms and he replaced the starter which resolved the problem. What a pain to replace.
 

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i replaced the starter this past weekend. It was not fun. I only removed the cat and front engine mount/bracket which gives clear sight of the starter. Starter works perfect.
 

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Glad this fixed your issue.
Did you see any corrosion on the connecting cables?
 

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no they wasn’t any corrosion. Pretty clean for where it’s at. I didn’t crack the knock sensor wire connector. I used a silicone glue to attach it back on. Should be ok.
 
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