Questions tagged [starter]

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

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My 99 Grand Prix 3.8 . The starter engages but doesn't turn the flywheel.can anyone tell me what wires go where?

My 99 Grand Prix 3.8 . The starter engages but doesn't turn the flywheel. I believe it to be wireing. Can anyone tell me what wires go where.
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Next step in diagnosis? Yaris 2005 wont start

First time posting on this stack-site so forgive if I do it wrong and please let me know how to improve my post. I have a 2005 yarris that stopped at the lights a few months back and wouldn't start ...
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Starter proublem after replacing…BMW starts but now has weird grinding sound

Changed starter in 2007 BMW 335i now makes weird sound after start, can this be the a faulty starter? Had starter in for 9 days before it started making sound. Any siggestions?
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Intermittent starter question

I found many answers regarding intermittent starting, but answers basically cover the entire starter system and I'd like to find a more specific answer to my problem. 1999 Toyota Tacoma 4x ...
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2007 Ford Taurus Starter spins sometimes doesn't engage

This problem been going on for 180,000 miles. Starter first replaced in warranty "Twice" under 20,000 miles at a Ford dealership. Ford dealership said there was nothing they could do after ...
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Buzzing noise from under seat when trying to start motorcycle

The bike is a 2012 Kawasaki W800. It has not been ridden for a few months and the battery went flat. I charged the battery and went to start but just got an electric sounding buzzing noise coming from ...
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Audi A3 (BMN engine) 2.0 Tdi 2008 - cold start issues

My Audi has had been a bad cold starter for about 2.5 years at 120,000 approx. It cranks but does not fire up. It is intermittent and random, then sometimes it starts spot on ! April 2017 - I had the ...
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Car goes silent when I turn the ignition key

I have a 1970 Chevelle. The last few times I have tried to crank the car, I had to jump it off. I charged the battery and this time when I turned the key, the dash lights came on then as I continued ...
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How do you access the spring coil starter on the Honda EU20i generator

Whilst pulling on the rope pull cord to start the engine it suddenly and completely stopped recoiling. I took the unit off and rewound the rope and retensioned the spring coil +1. On reinstalling it ...
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3.8l v6 Mustang 2004, randomly won't start but disconnecting and reconnecting the battery works

This problem has occurred 3 times now, so it is a running trend. Every time it occurs, it goes like this: I get in the car, insert the key, push in the clutch, and turn the key all the way to start. ...
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2002 Subaru Outback strange starting

my 2002 Subaru Outback has an anti theft starter system where if I turn the key nothing happens, but if I turn the key and also press the windshield wiper de-icer then the call will start. This is how ...
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LS1 starter pinion extends but doesn't spin

Working on a motor swap project. Motor is 2002 LS1. Battery is less than 1yr old and was just tested at local Orielly. Starter is refurbished, bought and tested at the same shop. 4ga wire runs ...
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Yamaha not starting (see video)

Afternoon all, I have a xmax 300 working perfectly until today when it did not start at all, I have sufficient power in the battery, every function working perfectly until I try to start it and it ...
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Think I have a dead starter?

I tried to start up my car today and there is silence when I try to start the ignition. Lights, are strong and Vent Fan and radio all work well too so I'm trying to rule out a dead battery. Would this ...
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2002 VW Jetta TDI Starter replacement 4 times

I have a 2002 VW Jetta TDI. I have replaced the starter 4 times within the last 6 months, and I have also replaced the battery. The pinion gear on the starters are getting grinned out. it will start ...
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Diagnosing alternator or starter on a 16 Chevy Cruze LT

how do you know if it's the battery starter or alternator in a 2016 chevy cruze lt when i started the car it sounded like it wasn't going to start also not sure if it's related but i had to get a jump ...
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2014 Cruze lt won’t start. New battery, New starter?

Went to jump start car after sitting over night lights and wipers came on. Heard 5 clicks and engine wouldn’t start. After 45-60 seconds with jump car shuts off completely. After replacing the starter ...
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i have a 2001 chevrolet Impala that wont start

when i try to start my car the engine will start to crank but about 3 seconds later the starter bendix will disengage the flywheel and start to bump against the flywheel as the bendix continues to ...
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Why won't my car start? (Starter has recently been replaced)

I should preface this post by saying my car has had issues starting for at least a few months now. It is a 1996 Nissan Maxima and it has well over 100,000 miles on it. I have had very little problems ...
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Is it ever neccesary to burn a starter out?

Honda civic vti 1999. While we were trying to diagnose a no start/cut out condition (Help with odd start/no start car) the mechanic kept holding the ignition on crank for prolonged times and you ...
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New Starter just spins, after couple tries works all day until morning

I replaced the starterand solenoid on my 1992 Chevy S-10 with a new ac delco .Battery test good. my first couple starts are just a spinning sound. However after a hour of driving the starter works ...
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1999 Camry starting issues, now with smoke

It began with a turn of the ignition... and a click. No start, no attempt to turn, just a click. It would usually turn over the second time. I thought it might be the starter relay replaced and no ...
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My car wont start and is silent when turning ignition, but lights, radio etc will come on. What is the most likely culprit?

When trying to start my car the lights, radio, and all auxiliary components will turn on, but the car is silent and not trying to turn over. However, if I shift my car out of park and back into park a ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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