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Questions tagged [starter]

Typically an electric motor used to turn an internal combustion engine to begin the combustion process.

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2011 HHR 2.2 Starter stays engaged. Will it catch fire?

2011 HHR 2.2 have replaced battery, alternator. The motor now starts but starter will not disengage.
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Starter spinning but NOT engaging [closed]

Is the starter solenoid on a fused line and if so where is the fuse located?
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Starter solenoid oddities > why it turns the motor?

So the question is for generic starters: I got a starter motor for maintenance work, but when checking its solenoid by applying power to its tab connector "only" (not attaching the battery fat wire to ...
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Is there a cable issue that causes a no start?

I have a 4x4 12 titan crew cab. Last couple of months I've been battling a no start that I can't seem to diagnose the issue since it's intermittent. Battery was replaced 6 months ago but for some ...
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Car won't start after sitting for 2 years even with a jump. Is it a starter or alternator issue?

My parents have a 2001 Pontiac Aztek that's been sitting for two years. Apparently, before they stopped using it, there was an oil leak that caused starter problems (they couldn't find the leak), and ...
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Does the start-stop function on a car wear down its starter faster?

I recently purchased a used 2012 Volvo XC70. It has a diesel engine and the start-stop function. Both the salesman and later my mechanic told me the same thing - this feature wears down the starter ...
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Battery charging

1973 f250 with low battery. I hooked up charger and I tried to start (probably bad idea). Now when I turn the key all I get is buzzing noise. Did I fry my starter? Or is it something else?
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2003 Civic cranks erratically, tries to start, but faills to sustain

I've got a 2003 Civic (EX? Sedan) that is struggling in the colder weather. I made the mistake of leaving it out in the near freezing temperatures and didn't start it for over a week. Now trying to ...
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Why do I keep having to replace my starter?

I have a 1996 Chevy c1500 w/t v6 Vortec & I replaced the starter & flywheel & it ran for a couple months then the starter stopped hitting the flywheel (it just sounded like it was spinning)...
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Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS 2013 not starting troubleshooting (lights off and clicking noise, starter won't turn)

I would like to ask for your help diagnosing my bike's starting issue. Long story short: the starter won't turn, but once I manage to push-start the bike, the bike runs perfectly. The starter ...
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Motorcycle electric start issue

Basically I've had my bike for around 7 months now, from new. I've had this issue since getting the bike, I took it to the dealer I purchased from for my first service and told him about the issue, he ...
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Mercedes E320 where is the starter relay

The ESP says it is malfunctioning. in a 2001 Mercedes e320, will that affect starting and where is the starter relay
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Not turning over, and no movement on the stator shaft

My bike - suzuki 81 450 L - recently overheated and died. My fallure, 90-plus degree day and I forgot to check the oil before I left. I'm getting a click when starting and no attempt to turn over. I ...
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The starter button on my 2008 United Motors V2S 250R stopped working. Could I just buy any other starter for it?

Can I just get any other starter for it or does it have to be from that brand
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Can starter be used as an alternator?

There's probably a legitimate reason why we have 2 different parts for doing 2 different jobs. However an electric motor can also be used as a generator. If the design allows it, why isn't starter ...
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Why starter needs two positive connections

So from schematics or youtube it is clear that car electric starter is connected to battery positive terminal with two connections: one is always connected to battery (B wire) and one going through ...
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Activa 4G Exide Maintenance Free Battery Issue

Battery is fully charged but not taking self start properly.. Service centre or Local battery seller suggested to replace with a new battery although horn and indication lights are working fine and ...
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Car makes weird noise if I dont push my brake down as hard as I can whilst starting it

Title basically says it all. Been having this issue for a few months! ! If I Press my brakes down like a normal person when I turn the ignition my car makes a weird noise but if I push on my brakes as ...
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Starter spins but doesn't engage flywheel

I was wondering if y'all could help me with this recurring problem. My 1983 Ford F-350 has had a starter problem for the past couple of months. After a week or so of installing a new starter and ...
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2009 Altima starter issues

I took my car into Pep Boys because I couldn't move my starter relay and the mount for the battery. They told me that the ECU/ECM isn't being read or recognized and that's why it wasn't turning over. ...
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2014 Honda Accord starter problem, it cannot start intermittently

My Honda according 2014 only has 38000 miles. When first time cannot started, I changed a new battery. It was good for 4 or 5 months. My car is with a key to start. Then some time it started fine. Now ...
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I have a 1985 Ford F-150 so my starter will spin but won’t engage what would be my problem

I just bought it and it was running fine and now the starter will spin but won’t crank the engine over it has a 4.9 L straight 6 in it I think solenoid or the alternator
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2011 Jeep Patriot CRD 2.2 - engine does not start // P0685 error

I have a 2011 Jeep Patriot CRD 2.2 (Euro-Model) that does not start anymore. First boot-up and preheating is normal but when I turn the key further for ignition nothing happens, no sound no movement, ...
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What does this clicking noise mean when trying to (unsuccessfully) start my 2004 Lincoln Town Car?

I'm hoping someone can help me diagnose this car problem (car won't start). I made a short video here so you can hear the noise it makes when trying to start: [video removed] Short summary of the ...
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Yamaha NMAX Won't Start

It has strong battery still. The horn is loud and I have all the lights. It would just click but there's no juice nor rev. What could be wrong?
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Wrong Starter installed in my truck, What are the consequences if a mechanic installed a wrong starter?

Wrong Starter installed in my truck, What are the consequences if a mechanic installed a wrong starter ?? I paid the other mechanic to fix the problem and he said I need to check my flywheel to make ...
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Starter solenoid clicks solidly. Starter won't spin

12.7V at solenoid connection to battery cable. Key to start and a good click but nothing happens. I tap the solenoid 2-3 times with a hammer, then turn the key and starter will engage and all is good....
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Subaru Outback randomly doesn't start

About one in twenty times I try to start my 2005 Subaru outback, it doesn't start. However after periodically trying to start the car, it will usually start within 1 to 6 minutes. Here is a video of ...
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2008 Acura TL sometimes doesn't start on first try

I have a 2008 Acura TL and have been having issues starting my car. Recently when I turn the key in the ignition, the car electronics will go out like it lost power. I've learned that opening and ...
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Car won’t start after starter change

My 2007 Honda Civic coupe had been starting weak for over a week, and it finally stopped starting two days ago. I ruled out the battery because my wipers, and headlights work, aswell as everything ...
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How to start a 1991 Thomas School Bus that cranks well, but doesn't start

I purchased the above vehicle for conversion and at first it didn't start at all due to starter issues. At this point it cranked, but cranked weakly. So I replaced the starter about a month ago and it ...
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2012 Mercedes will not start

We parked the car over the weekend and it will not start back. Dash lights and everything else did work, but now we have to disconnect the battery cables and reconnect to get that part working. But ...
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what could be causing my new starter not engage the flywheel?

So my 84 ford f150 starter went out. I replaced it with a new one the next day. it started up strong no problem for a couple days the boom! the same problem. I can hear spinning from the starter which ...
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03 kia sedona no start no crank

I have been having problem with my 03 sedona . The problem start about 4 months ago I drove my van and came home. my wife went to crank it nothing it set for a while and cranked .we noticed a smell ...
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2010 Ford Fiesta Mk7 diesel single click/tick instead of starting, eventually starts

I have a 2010 Ford Fiesta Mk7 diesel that clicks/ticks once when I turn the key. This will happen a few times (say, between 3 and 10 times), and then (usually) it starts. It's getting worse and today ...
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Occasionally starter will turn engine over very slowly. Dying starter motor?

Car is a '93 Mk1 Gold Cabriolet. I have this problem where the starter motor will sound like its struggling to turn the engine over. It sounds very much like a dead or dying battery but this is not ...
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VW Polo 1.4 TDI 2007 - not starting

I've searched all over the internet, but didn't find anything exact. Context: I drive ~11km twice a working day on average. I was dumb and didn't check oil regularly. One day driving back home a ...
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2001 Toyota Celica starting problem

Car is a manual with 240000kms on the clock. Car is hesitant to start sometimes. I think these videos will be helpful for someone to diagnose the problem. Is it a failing starter? or something else? ...
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Wont even click when switched to start Silverado 1500

Silverado 1500 good battery , lights all good, wont turn over or even click in park or neutral . nothing with key turned to start. Any ideas
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Pulsar 220Fi starter crackling sound

So I've a Plusar 220Fi 2007 model. Engine is in perfect as new condition. However sometimes when I press the start button, I huge crackling sounds can be heard (it's like metal balls are ground ...
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2002 Ford E450 7.3l Ambulance starter issues

My starter will only work when I jump the wires on my "new" fender mounted solenoid. Not using the key, just have it turned on and jump the solenoid. At the starter there is a red wire (thin) looks ...
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Problem with starting a car

I had a problem 7 days ago: I could not start my car. Temperature on that day was -17 (-27°C ). I heard just 1 click and that's it. One day later it was 32F (0°C) and I could start the car. I could ...
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Vauxhall Corsa won't start, lights/radio working fine

I have a 1.2L Petrol 2008 Corsa that won't start. For the last couple of months the battery light would start flashing once every couple of weeks when starting the engine. I don't do long trips often,...
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Car turning over but won't start after driving, but starts again after sitting for a while

I live in relatively cold temeperatures, and after I drove to school one day my car wouldn't start an hour later. It turned over fine so it's not battery, it just wouldn't actually start. Came back ...
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Starter Clicking sound

I have a 2004 Honda Accord with a V-6. My car radio, lights and everything work fine, but my starter seems to work intermittently. Sometimes I don't hear any click, sometimes its one, and sometimes ...
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S10 won't start

I have a 2002 s10 that won't start. I had work done to repair an oil leak, drove it home, and it died. Thought it was maybe the battery, which had, in fact failed. I replaced the battery, and it ran ...
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BMW 318d 2006 e90 Starter Problem?

I have this weird issue, where my BMW starts When Its cold, but once the car heats up, It turns over after a couple of tries sometimes (10-20) sometimes it will not turn over at all, when that happens ...
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Starter motor spins but engine does not crank

I have an intermittent starter problem on my 95 Chevy K1500 pickup truck. When I turn the ignition, I hear the starter motor spinning but the engine does not turn over. If I put the truck in gear ...
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2004 Toyota Corolla No Crank No Start

Some recent history for this vehicle: The battery had stopped charging. Alternator bench test passed. Battery bench test passed, but "in late stage of life". Reinstalling the original alternator ...
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How long it takes for the internal lights to drain a relatively new battery

For a relatively new 12V battery (5 months old), how long does it take before it drains and ends up not being helpful to start the car? I had just my internal lights on for 30 minutes and after that I ...