Questions tagged [starter]

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

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95 Integra LS Starter: Procedure to replace plunger and starter

A 30 year starter repair veteran indicated advised that: The failure in these units is the solenoid contacts. These contacts take a beating; they generally last about 100k miles. Almost all these ...
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Failing starter motor - why does whacking it help?

Starter motors can be notorious for intermittent cranking issues towards the end of their useful life. Why is it that some starter motors can be persuaded to crank the engine by hitting or tapping ...
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What are the audible symptoms of a failing starter motor?

My 2004 Subaru WRX has 110000 miles on the odometer and I'm worried about the original equipment starter motor. Here are the audible symptoms that have me concerned: During the winter, I noticed ...
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How long time do I need to run the engine to charge the same amount of power that the starter took

I have a Range Rover 4.6l V8, and I'm wondering if anyone have some sort of estimate of how long time I need to keep my engine running, to charge the same amount of power that the starter took to ...
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Starter Motor Intermittently will not engage

2003 Kia Pregio Diesel Van just purchased 1 week ago. Owner claimed no problems. Just did an oil change. Yesterday when I turned the key to start, the starter motor did not engage. No sound, I just ...
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Is it worth the effort to overhaul a 95 integra starter?

If you have performed this procedure on an Integra starter, please state this in your response. Any lessons-learned or pitfalls to avoid are appreciated. A new is at from advanced is ~$140 Is it ...
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Can a starter fail and then work intermittently?

A few days ago my 2003 Honda Accord would not start. Turning the key turned on all electronics and I could hear what I believe to be something in the fuel system spinning as I attempted to start the ...
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Jumping car with too many amps?

Is it bad to jump your car with too many amps (i.e., with a 1000 amp jumper vs. a 400 amp jumper)? Or does the car regulate how many amps it will take? EDIT: I was told 400 amps is enough for most ...
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How can I move my push-to-start car with the starter?

When I learned to drive, I was told that if ever stuck in a dangerous position (e.g. a train track, middle of a road) when the car won't start, I should place it into gear and hold the starter motor ...
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2003 Kia Pregio Diesel Van: engine starter problem (video included)

Included video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iorvSoMjvaA&feature=youtu.be The reason for pausing to start is for the glow plugs (diesel van). Battery is OK! I tested myself and at an ...
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Is manual start/stop good on older cars?

I have an old car (but with electronic injection) that predates by far start/stop systems which are used nowadays to save fuel (turning off the engine brings savings after 3-5 seconds, see Calculating ...
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Current from key to solenoid of starter motor relay

I am considering installing a starter motor immobilizing relay inline with the starter setting of the key and starter solenoid. I recently got a MAH-112-C-4 online. It has a 30A switching ...
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Ford Focus - bad starter?

Car 1.6L Ford Focus estate, made in 2000. It is right hand drive, although I doubt that matters. Issue When the ignition key is turned from "On" to "Start", there is a click (sounds like a relay ...
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Intermittent no crank issues

My girlfriend has 2003 VW Beetle (2.0L, 5-speed manual). Sometimes, when you turn the key to crank over the car it tries to turn over but then hits a wall. No clicking happens at all. It starts to ...
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The car makes clicking noise when i try to turn on the engine. What could be the problem?

I've a 2007 honda civic. The radio and everything work fine, but when i try to turn on the engine it makes clicking noise. I thought, it could be a battery problem. I also try jump starter to start ...
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If my starter is spinning but not engaging flywheel, what is the issue?

99 Chrysler Concorde, new starter manufactured by Chrysler, Autozone tested the battery and said it had 73% health and was fully charged. What is the reason why my car won't start?
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Screeching noise when attempting to start car

I have a Ford Bantam 1.3l pickup (South African) with 31 000 km on the clock. This morning when I tried to start the car (cold start), it made a loud scratching/screeching noise (like when turning ...
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95 Integra Starter

Integra 95 LS: starter has not been replaced (ever!). Vehicle had difficulty starting and the battery was replaced after 50 months of service. It started a few times and now the vehicle does not ...