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It sounds like your engine may have seized. The thump and smoke from the starter sound like the starter is trying to turn the engine but can't. Starter motors are usually unfused, so if the motor can't turn the engine for some reason they will quickly generate a lot of heat. That would explain the smoking from the starter, its not a good sign (either for ...


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The "solenoid trick" pretty much guarantees that the solenoid is good. When you short it with the wrench you're simulating a start signal on the small terminal. When you do that the solenoid does its job, so the solenoid is probably good. So now the question is why aren't you getting the start signal when you turn the key or hit the starter switch. Start by ...


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Sounds like there's a few things going on, and the comments are all over the place. They're all good though! :) Here's what you need to do. 1 - Check engine light is on: The computer is trying to tell you what's wrong. Get the code read by the shop and post back here. 2 - Car quietly not starting: As has been suggested by others, this is most likely the "...


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Hi everyone here give you very good advice If your car drive and park then no cranking . First try to start in Neutral If it starts Then you have a bad Neutral Start Switch .


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I sounds like the switch on the automatic transmission has failed. This tells the car what gear mode is selected and the car will only start if it's receiving the signal it's expecting. I would be surprised if the whole transmission has failed, it definitely sounds like an electrical / electronic fault. If your mechanic insists the whole transmission has ...


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Inspect the starter. Before extracting the starter make sure that the battery is disconnected. Check that the pinion (red) can move axially on the shaft (blue). Yes, you need to remove the starter. I am sorry, i can't give you exact details about your specific model. In generally you need to disconnect the battery (very important: the starter is ...


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This test is rudimentary, but efficient. Testing the battery voltage with the car off tells you the current state of the battery (can it hold a charge) Testing the battery voltage with the car on tells you the state of the alternator (can it recharge the battery) Measuring the battery draw while you are starting the car tells you the current state of the ...


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Check a few things: Battery Voltage - Should be 12V (absolute minimum) to 14.5V (general maximum). I guarantee that you're not high charge, but low charge could be an issue. Test the battery with the key in the OFF position and ACC position separately to check for draw/short issues. Connections - Make sure your battery terminals are corral in free. Even if ...


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Almost certainly a bad battery connection or positive connection at the starter.


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Have the charging system load tested and make sure the battery is fully charged 12.5v or better. I'd avoid disconnecting parts or pulling fuses until you can identify the source of the draw. There are too many computers and circuits that stay active when you turn off the ignition. If you have a multimeter voltage drop test the fuses by placing the leads ...


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I would try using a multimeter that can measure DC current to see which circuits are drawing power with the ignition off. The radio should draw some, and the alarm (if your car has one) and whatever circuit handles the remote door locks, but other than that there shouldn't be anything drawing any power. Make sure there aren't any lights or anything that aren'...



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