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All so check the timing if the belt is too tight then the engine is overloading the starter.
If you have a cliking noise when starting car and engine wont start IT MIGHT JUST MEAN THAT YOUR BATTERY IS TOO LOW TO GET IT STARTED. So before going in deeper just GET A JUMP START FOR AT LEAST 10 MINUTES (DONT TRY TO START) and after 10 mins of battaeries attached and other car reving a little THEN YOU CAN TURN KEY TO START AND ALL WILL BE OK if youré ...
I would blame the battery. A weak battery can hide that it is at fault as long as the engine starts quickly. The capacity of the battery could be getting lower and lower over a long time, but you wouldn't know because the engine starts and then the alternator takes over. However you start to reach a point where the battery starts to struggle to start the ...
To address your question directly, I'd say neither - I would suspect the alternator. If your alternator is faulty, it would not provide enough 'juice' to power your spark plugs while driving, which would drain the battery and make it more difficult to start the car. A faulty alternator is typically intermittent, which would explain the intermittent issue ...
A 'bad' starter wont drain the battery while it is not being used to start the car, if that is what you mean. If the starter has a damaged commutator, it will not run at full power and so could mean that you have to turn the engine over longer to get the engine to start which will use more energy from the battery. Even if coolant is leaking on the starter, ...
I'm sorry, not the relay, the solenoid.. The relay is not the issue, the solenoid is the issue. Look at this image . The smaller cylinder in the picture is the solenoid and it actuates the starter gear, shoving it forward (to the right of the picture) to engage with the flywheel and spin the engine.
Starter Relays are often sold with the starter itself too. If this is a new starter, I would complain to the company that sold it to you as this should not be happening! Additionally, spinning the starter like that is not good for the starter, your fly wheel, or the engine itself. I am not trying to make it sound like this is a major problem, but you ...
Starters quite commonly need to have "shims" added when they are installed. These thin pieces of metal act as spacers to make sure the gear on the starter lines up exactly with the teeth of the flywheel. If the starter is out of position even slightly, it can cause the starter to get "stuck" and remain engaged until the gear finally slides back into place. ...
The problem is the starter motor relay. When they get old they have a tendency to 'stick'.The symptoms matches your problem. Changing the relay wil sort you out. Dont bother testing the old one ! They are inexpensive!
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