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I think you have two completely separate issues here (brakes & starting). Since the engine is turning over, the starter is not bad. If there was a vacuum leak causing unmetered air to enter the engine, it would be running differently. It could just be that your MAF or other intake located sensors need cleaning for the starting. As for your brakes, it ...
Unless there are some serious modifications to your Jimmy, it doesn't have a carb. I would suggest you have a fuel injector which is stuck open.
There should be two main posts on your starter solenoid which have wires attached to them. The main one getting power from the battery. The other is the energizer from the ignition switch. Test the starter by jumping these two posts with a screwdriver (briefly), to see if the engine will turn over. If this works, this is likely a problem with the ignition ...
After days of research on this exact topic I think I have an answer to fix our problem. To fix your problem I would first change the ignition coil and ignition control module. Both are next to each other and are attached to a small metal bracket bolted to the top of the motor just to the passengers side of the air intake/ throttle body. P.S. From the ECM ...
I would take the clamps off of the battery posts, clean them, then re-cinch them down. I would bet one or both of them has lost connectivity either through some light oxidation or whatever. If you aren't getting any connection and no power to any part of the car, there has to be an issue with getting power to those bits and pieces.
I'm pretty sure there was a recall for the ignition switch on your car. My 2002 Civic had this same problem, and that was the component causing the issue. TLDR: Inspect/replace the ignition switch.
This is a typical case in the computer industry of fixed while troubleshooting. Not much else to be said.
Relay is here: That's in the driver's footwell. I believe it's above the fuse box, around the hood open latch. There's a plastic cover over the relays you'll have to pull off. There's one for the relays and one for the fuse box. It should just pull out and the new one can be popped right in. You'll have to pull hard.
If this is a standard transmission, check the clutch pedal ignition switch. The switch may be bad or the rubber plug on the clutch lever may have deteriorated and the lever does not depress the switch. This happened on my 93 Civic and cost me $0.50 to get the new plug for the clutch lever. Another thing to check is the EFI relay Oten times the solder points ...
If the battery is good, and the lights do not work, it may be the "fuseable link". A short lead close to the positive terminal. If this is blown it requires looking into. If it is loose or not plugged in you should be OK. The Starter relay does not depend on this, but the car will not run without it. I would expect it to crank though, so maybe you have a ...
Crank position sensor under the exhaust manifold will die every 60-100k and cause this problem.
The clicking sound on cranking is usually a strong indication of a weak battery that needs replacement. This is also corroborated by the fact that the lights don't work. If the vehicle can be jump-started it will confirm that the battery isn't charged. Have the battery tested if this is the case and replaced if need be.
I've a 93 and have had what sounds like the same problem, that is the ignition turns on but when the key is turned further to start the engine it does not always crank the engine. In my case it was the ignition switch and being one not to through money away I took it all apart and cleaned the switch contacts and it's been fine for the past four/five years. ...
Without seeing the car it's hard to know but it actually sounds to me like the ignition switch is beginning to fail.
The "sometimes cranks, sometimes starts" description sounds like there are two issues present at the same time. My recommended strategy would be to address the intermittent cranking first. Intermittent starting could be something as simple as a bad battery as Anarach explains. With intermittent cranking, the culprit could be a bad starter motor but since ...
The following could be the reason for your car not starting, based on the symptoms you have stated. Car does not crank at all Drained/Dead battery ,Try Jump starting the car, if it starts then it can be the battery, the electrical come on since they don't use as much electricity as the starter motor. Check the cable ends which connect the starter and the ...
It's the secondery ingnition system. It is getting damp and is missfiring at ether the coil. the wire or spark plug boot or even a cracked spark plug itself. The next dry night spray a fine mist of water at these componets when its running and you will see the high energey arc or spark at the point of High Kv leakage.
I had the same problem with my 2004 chevrolet malibu classic. I replaced the oxygen sensor, crank sensor, fuel pump, and thermostat. Come to find out, it was my computer module. If your check engine light do not come on and you continue to have a "no start" problem, it may be your computer module.
I would suggest it's actually the battery which is at fault. A good battery should register about 13.1-13.5vdc when fully charged. When down to the low 12vdc region (and dropping into 11vdc area during attempted start), the battery really isn't at a good point as far as a charge goes. I'd take it to a parts store and have them load test it for you. They can ...
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