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

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Vehicle wont start

I have a 2012 town and country van 3.6L. Last week I replaced my starter because it had died. Next day I was driving and stopped at a stop sign when I went to drive again the vehicle wouldn't move but ...
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New Starter, spins but no crank

2018 Nissan Versa 1.6L (67K) CVT Automatic - SIL was reporting at 67K engine was making weird noise while at idle. If she reved it went away. A few weeks later she driving home and the engine seemed ...
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Changed a failing starter recently, and the CEL that was on soon went away. Could there have been a connection?

Never scanned for codes. Car is 2005 Camry. 156,000 miles.
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2002 Honda Odyssey Starter Motor Wiring Troubleshooting

Long story short: friend found his ignition cable unplugged from the terminal on the starter motor. He must have grounded and sorted it while trying to start because his instrument cluster won't light ...
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2005 Impala No start, no crank, but starter solenoid clicks

As the title states, I have a 2005 Chevy Impala with the 3.4L (3400) engine. I can turn the key and I can hear and feel the starter solenoid working, but the starter motor doesn't turn. I can use a ...
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Ford Fiesta SE starter replacement

the starter on my Ford Fiesta SE went out and I'm doing some DIY to replace it. I replaced my starter on my old 96 Accord once before, so I figured this would be no problem. I'm almost there, but ...
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95 Integra LS fails to start: proposed "jump test"

CONTEXT: A 95 Integra LS had its starter replaced 2 weeks ago. The starter seems to be very strong / effective. OBSERVATIONS: After replacing the front tie rods, the Integra would not turn over that ...
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95 Integra LS starting difficulty

The starter’s contacts were replaced at year 21. 7 years have elapsed since the contacts were replaced. Starting has now become difficult: clicking, the engine does not turn over. After a 3-4 ...
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Starter bendix sounds like free spinning not engaging with flexplate on 2003 ford focus

After adding transmission fluid to my 2003 Ford Focus 2.0L SE cause it was very low on fluid. I then restarted engine drove about haklf mile or so and it suddenly acted as if it slipped out of gear ...
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2014 Elantra. Put new battery in mechanic checked it over said solid car. Last night coming down I75 everything went out but motor. Now won't start?

2014 Elantra..Put a new battery in a few weeks ago and a mechanic checked everything and said it's a solid good car. Last night I was coming down I75 and everything shut off/went out but the motor ...
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Please help. Dashboard lights on after changing starter

I have a BMW 535i 2008. It won’t start so after diagnosing it I changed the starter but now after changing the starter all dashboards lights are on such as engine malfunctioning, transmission ...
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Honda generator eu3000is start manually but not with electric starter

my honda eu3000is generator work well and start only with the recoil string. The battery is charged and starter crank when I turn the key but so spark no start with electric starter. Once again start ...
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1986 HMC Hawkins Motor Coach on the P-30 Frame with a 454 BBC

I just replaced the water pump in my 1986 HMC Hawkins Motor Coach. It's got a 454 BBC on the P-30 Frame. With a new starter that was a week old, it refused to start. Turns out it was the solenoid on ...
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Does the kilowatt rating of a starter indicate anything about the torque or quality of the starter?

I have been shopping for a starter for a John Deere Gator. The OEM starter is 0.9KW. There are several aftermarket starters that replace the OEM part number. The advertised kilowatts vary from 1 KW ...
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Long crank time when engine is warm/after car has been driven

My car has about 155,000 miles and it's a Toyota Avalon 2008 V6. A few months ago, my battery died and I got it replaced at AutoZone (by someone who, I found out, wasn't qualified). My car sounded ...
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1980 Oldsmobile 98 electrical system went totally off after attempting to start it

Car has been sitting for 2 years. It had previously ran perfectly. I purchased a new battery. I checked cables and installed battery. Turned the ignition to on without attempting to start it and ...
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Position of wires on 2010 f150 starter5.4 triton motor xlt

What is the position of wires on f150 2010 5.4? Starter just spins, no crank.
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Fully charged battery won't start engine

I have a Triumph Street Twin Motorcycle (2016) that has generally low milage and running well over the years. When trying to ride recently the bike stuttered and engine didn't kick in, after a few ...
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NMAX 2023 not starting but i hear a clicking noise

I was riding it, pulled over for a quick bite and then went back to start it up it would not start, when i press the start button all i hear is a tick noise. I have a video uploaded here: https://www....
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Impact on changing a starter

If someone used an impact to change our a starter on a mid-90's Z-71, could that alone crack the block? Can the block be welded?
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2011 Ford F350 6.7 ignition will turn on, starter stays on, truck doesn’t start

Husband replaced the fuel filters, purged the system, but when I turn the key on the starter engages but stays engaged and truck does not start. Help please
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Did I just break my starter motor?

I have an old hatchback with a manual transmission without a clutch safety switch, which means that I can start the car without depressing the clutch. Today I accidentally turned the key without ...
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2014 chevy equinox won't start

Bypassed the starter relay and the starter turns...tried new starter relay, didn't help. Starter fuse good. Tried starting in both park and neutral, doesn't start in either. Why isn't the starter ...
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97 Chevy Tahoe 4X4

does a starter have to be grounded to the negative terminal or to the frame? My new starter(Diagonal starter bolt holes)(97 chevy tahoe 4x4) has a bolt with a nut on the top back side of the starter ...
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1996 nissan sentra lights come on but wont turnover

Had starter checked and it was working fine. Battery tested it worked fine. Replaced terminals and wires connected to battery. Replaced the connected wire from the battery to starter. My car still won'...
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starter won't engage and checked the flex plate its good its new starter

1996 v6 magnum 3.19 engine new starter check flex plate and its good I've put new ignition switch in it couple times and I think my universal joint is bad it's missing a clip or 2 also have tried ...
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2011 Kia Sorento - Determine between starter and ignition problem

I have searched and this question does not appear to be in Stack. Will be as concise as possible. Recently on our Sorento pushing the start button only turns the motor about 1 time out of 10 (if it ...
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Diesel slow crank after sitting through winter

Car in question: 2002 Renault Thalia 1.5dci (engine same as Clio Mk2, also known as Symbol) Last autumn, I stopped using this car. Filled the tank, parked in the garage and let it there until spring. ...
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What could be wrong with my cbr150r motorcycle?

I have a cbr150R motorcycle. So basically when I cold Start it in the morning it works perfectly on a single self start. But the problem starts when I ride it for sometimes, turn the engine off and ...
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Saturn Aura 07 help

Had starter replaced,went out to drive the vehicle and about 30 minutes after i left the radio went off and all the dash warning lights came on then the car stopped and will not start. This morning i ...
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Engine won’t start

My 2003 suburban won’t start, I lifted my steaming wheel up and my whole truck turned off and when putting the key in the ignition and trying to start the truck the starter doesn’t even click. My dash ...
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2018 Subaru WRX won’t start

Got in my new WRX last week and turned the key, could hear what sounded like spinning and grinding but no turn over. Went and bought a new starter solenoid, and replaced it. Car started for the next ...
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2007 Dodge Charger 3.5L V6 won't turn over, but starter and relay appear to be working

Some quick background: This is my cousin's car, it has been parked for over a month, at some point before it was parked my cousin hit a tree (no airbags or anything) and afterwards it would start but ...
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2008 Sonata starter signal connector replacement

When working on a starter I've found that signal connector locking tab was broken. I would like to find a replacement, de-pin the broken connector and insert pins into the new one, avoiding pig tails ...
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2006 Honda Accord - sometimes starts, sometimes doesn't

For the last 2 months, my 2006 Honda Accord I4 Automatic has had trouble starting up, no matter hot or cold starts. About 25% of the time, it works perfectly - fast cranks and fires up right way. ...
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2005 Honda Accord starting system issue, can not rev past 5000RPM

I have two issues on my 2005 Honda Accord (2.4L 4cyl engine) that may be related: Sometimes the engine will not start. The engine turns over a few times but eventually stops and then fast clicks. ...
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Micra K12 Start/Electrical Issues

My partner's Micra SE (2006) has had starting/electrical issues for a while now. Multiple mechanics have diagnosed bad batteries and replaced with the problem returning within days/weeks of the ...
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3 wheeled light commercial vehicle sound

I'm new to this platform. So I'm not sure if my inquiry is appropriate to publish here. If not, kindly direct me to the appropriate forum. I've noticed that three-wheeled commercial vehicles produce ...
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Is turning off the engine when stopped at traffic lights bad for the car?

What (if any) mechanical issues will be caused if a person regularly turns off their engine while stopped e.g. a traffic lights? Assuming regular production gasoline-only (non-hybrid) cars as they are ...
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2007 honda civic wont start after new battery and starter

i have a 2007 honda civic ex 5 speed. so in like a week out of 30 times starting my car it didn't start like 5 times. than it wouldn't start at all.so i tried to pop start it and was fine. so i was ...
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2012 Sonata doesn't turn on but make hosh sound

I have 2012 Hyundai Sonata which does not turn on,(Sometime you get lucky and turns on.) The car makes hush sound as below link but doesn't turn on. Video Link As you can see in video i tried couple ...
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New starter doesn't fit with tapping with mallet

I have a 2002 Toyota Camry. I replaced the battery about 4 months ago and things were going fine but now the car won't start. After some troubleshooting I identified the starter as a possible source ...
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Seed Spreader to use Automobile Starter

I have a broken gearbox on a pull behind seed/fertilizer spreader (150 LBS max). I usually pull it with a gas golf cart. Would an automotive starter motor work as a spin source for the spreader? I ...
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no sound when turning key, but battery should be fine

I know it isn't the battery. I just had the charge checked, and it starts... Sometimes. But the majority of the time, I turn the key and there's no noise under the hood. The door indicator beeps when ...
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1990 Fox body mustang

My cars battery is charged and the lights turn on and the door locks work BUT when I turn the key the dash dosnt light up and the gauges don’t move at all and the car dosnt start. No sound as if the ...
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Quirky starting

I'm the one who asked the question Monday about gas fuel pump situation. Well fast forward to today 3 days later. Car starts sometimes other times dead.not even a click. Last night started right up . ...
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Determine starter solenoid current

I found the following paper talking about various starter mechanisms: http://www.aeroelectric.com/articles/strtctr.pdf I can find there that a starter solenoid can take something like 35A while it is ...
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John Deere E180 makes buzzing noise, but won't start

1: Where can I get a good block diagram / labeled picture showing the parts of the engine. I'm disinclined to pay anything for this, it seems like something JD should be distributing for free. I ...
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Car wont start, starter will click, dome lights and headlights are dim

Ive got an 08 Impala that was running just fine two days ago. Yesterday I went to get in to go to work and it wouldnt turn over. The interior lights and headlights a very dim. I tried to jump it, and ...
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Brand new battery sitting for 3 months, doesn't hold charge anymore

I have a 2017 Toyota Yaris Hatchback. The car had some cranking issues. I did a cranking voltage drop test (dropping to min 7v when cracking), it seemed like the battery was done. I replaced the ...
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