When I turn my keys and all lights are on but when I try to turn the car on nothing happens. Would it be that my starter is bad and need a new replace? Any help?

  • Which vehicle is this? Year/make/model? – Zaid Aug 1 '15 at 2:04
  • 96 acura integra gsr – user11584 Aug 1 '15 at 12:49
  • On my particular truck this means replace battery as there's not enough voltage to crank the starter anymore. – Joshua Apr 18 '17 at 14:42

A bad starter is just one possibility

Generic culprits for no-cranking include:

  • bad starter

  • bad starter relay

    If you don't hear a "click" when you try to start the engine this is may be worth checking

  • faulty ignition switch

    If the relay doesn't click when the key is turned, but clicks when 12 V is applied to it externally, the switch might be to blame


Consider replacing the starter after eliminating the other possibilities.

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