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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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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 ...
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opel vivaro not starting after reversed jumped cables attached

just the other day i inadvertently reversed the polarity when attaching jump cables to my opel vivaro van, it was 6am and i was working with a torch and didnt realise until i hooked the live up on the ...
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Diagnosing why 95 Integra does not start

I am seeking simple / easy tests to diagnose the cause(s) of non-starting Integra BACKGROUND A 95 Integra starter was refurbished in 2016. The Integra was wired to a pickup with battery jumper ...
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I know next year's models come out mid year so a Nissan Altima manufactured 06/01 would that be a 2002?

Nissan Altima manufactured 06 0f 01 I bought it for my wife's aunt put a starter in it worked dine for about a month then quit working . The starter is spinning but not engaging which is why I ...
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2006 GSX 600F Suzuki Katana won’t engage starter

Bought a used katana gsx600f 2006.cannot get it to turn over.battery good, Clutch lever engaged,kickstand up,push starter button,starter solenoid not clicking. Can short over relay & motor turns ...
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Starter motor or Alternator?

Can anyone offer any advice? Got in my car on Monday and it was dead. I turned the key and there was no noise at all, but all the lights etc came on. No clicking or anything. I got a jump start and ...
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Kia Rio 2006 jb cv the

My car started making grinding noises which I found out was the starter motor engaging through the clutch switch being pushed in as I changed gear. I removed it from the clutch pedal and only pushed ...
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Jeep not starting — two solenoids?

I have a 2008 1800cc 24V Japanese military jeep (Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck (Shin)) in the Philippines. It has almost always taken multiple clicks of the ignition to get the engine started. The ...
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Moped electrics cut out

Hello i have had my piaggio skipper for about 4 months and only recently it has stopped working When i turn then ignition key on all of the electrics come on fine, but when i hold the brake and press ...
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Intermittent car electrical problem causing starting issues - any help pinpointing?

I have this starting problem that I've been trying to fix for the past year now. Well, I'm not really a mechanic of any kind, so I spend ungodly amounts of money to local car mechanics for "maybe" ...
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Starting problem, 2000 peugeot boxer 2.5tdi diesel engine

My car was sitting outside for a few days. After a cold night It refuses to start. Model: 2000 peugeot boxer 2.5tdi diesel engine Battery: Brand new. Lights and other peripherals work fine. ...
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Engine wouldn’t crank, replaced starter and it worked for 1 day, not cranking again.

My engine randomly stopped cranking with no noise at all when the key was turned. Checked battery voltages and everything looked ok. Push starting got the car going and the mechanic replaced the ...
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Suzuki TU250X motorcycle only cranks when engine turned over by pushing in gear (electronic ignition)

I have a 2000 Suzuki TU250x. It's had a intermittent problem using the electronic ignition to start the bike. Turn the key, hold in the clutch, lift kickstand, click the fuel pump relay switch, hear ...
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Starter won't turn even with jump cables

I've got an old Opel (Vauxhall) Vectra 96 that hasn't been used for a long time. This spring I tested it and the motor started fine, though I had to use jump cables because the battery is completely ...
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2008 Toyota Corolla doesn't start when key moved forward to “start” position

When I went to leave work tonight, the car wouldn't start. I've tried two known good keys, and cleaning the battery posts and cables where they connect to the posts. There has been no indication the ...
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Can my starter cause slow or no cranking

I have a 2008 Honda CRV recently the car has refused to start I called AAA and they came with a battery pack to jump the car but when I turn the key it barely turns over and does not start the lights ...
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Two problems, not sure if they're related. 2008 Hyundai Sonata RPM issue and starting problem

I have a 2008 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 4-speed automatic with 175k miles that's been taken care of it's whole life. Just yesterday as I was accelerating it got to about 23-2500 RPMs and it slightly jerked ...
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Battery dead. Shorted terminals with water. Then it starts, how?

This one has bugged me for a while because I couldn't have an auto mechanic answer exactly why this worked. I had a 1995 Toyota Camry LE where the battery was seemingly dead. Didn't matter how many ...
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Starter motor will not spin on car, suspect solenoid

I'm rebuilding a competition car based on a 1988 Lancia Delta HF and believe I have an issue with the starter motor. After fitting a fresh battery and ensuring that the kill-switch is on, 12.4 volts ...
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Random no start issue…95 buick lesabre limited edition (vin type L)

So i drive a 1995 buick lesabre limited edition V6 3.8ltr which is relatively in good shape and only has 197,000km. Recently I: Replaced the water pump Fixed an oil leak coming from the sleeve around ...
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Subaru starting problem

My 1990 Subaru Legacy wont start, it started it a week ago and it idled for 5 minutesthen sudently it stopped and cannot again. Kindly assist me to diagnose the problem.
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Car starting hack works - but is it an issue with car battery, starter or alternator?

I recently noticed that my car had the issue starting without giving it a boost. It has original battery and has 155k on it. Over the course of 2 weeks I realized below two things which helps car ...
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Car occasionaly wont start

Hi wondered if anyone can help, my car seems to very occasionally not start but most of the time start easily but when it dosent, it takes multiple turns of the key and seems to try but fail.I had it ...
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My car won't start but has dash lights headlights n radio all normal

I just got a 2008 Ford Freestyle and I noticed every time I started it to go some where it had less n less cranking power, then when I went to start it at the grocery store it cranked s-l-o-w-l-e-y ...
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Vehicle maintenance

My car won't start after driving it any distance?? After I stop it for an hour it starts fine. While it has hard time starting there is clicks, and the sound is nah nah nah nah I changed my ...
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No Crank No Start - Single Click - 2002 Mazda Protege5

2002 Mazda Protege5 will not start. Tried to jump start the car with no success. Confirmed the battery charge and verified all of the fuses are intact. Attached is an MP4 sound file of the clicking ...