Questions tagged [starter]

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

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Van won't start, clicking sound

got a Toyota hiace from 98, we just accidentally caused a short by mis-connecting the batteries. Replaced one battery, both show a correct voltage, but the van won't start. Dashboard lights won't come ...
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2003 Honda Civic EX won't start

I have a 2003 Honda Civic EX and it won't start if you disconnect the battery negative then positive let it sit for a couple minutes then reconnect it positive and negative you get all the lights back ...
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94 Toyota Camry. Car has good starter, battery and alternator yet it won't start. The starter just clicks once but won't turn over the engine

I have a 94 Toyota Camry, that used to run well until last week when the negative battery cable snapped from the terminal and caused the vehicle to lose power and ultimately die. I reconnected the ...
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how much does it cost to turn off the ignition to save gas?

Sometimes I am sitting in certain types of traffic where there are lines of cars that don't move for a minute or more then only move forward a couple car lengths. This is not on a highway but in ...
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Ride-On Mower only cranking once when starting

I have a Husqvarna TS 242 with a Briggs and Stratton 40N877-0016-G1 engine that I'm having some trouble with. My suspicion is something with the electricals - here's what I'm seeing. After a few weeks ...
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Starter not engaging motor

I have a 1986 Kawasaki bayou 300 that the starter is not engaging the motor. I put a brand new starter on and didn’t fix it. Also put on a new starter solenoid and still didn’t fix it. I checked every ...
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Car won't start and makes loud grinding noise when attempting to start it, video attached

2012 Infiniti G37x, Attempted to start it but it makes a loud grinding noise and doesn't start. The lights and the interior electricals are working. Haven't driven it in 2 weeks but it started just ...
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Mazda cranks no start and no crank no start

7 2008. My car would have issue ever now and then we’re it would shut off but then I could crank it back on but One day I was driving down the high way and when pressed on the gas peddle and it felt ...
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When did Ford start putting the starter solenoid on the starter instead of on the fender?

When did Ford start putting the starter solenoid on the starter instead of on the fender? Last time I worked on one was 1973, and due to a hole in the fender, I showed the owner how I could start it ...
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Motorcycle turns but won't start

I have a Suzuki Bandit 1250s. It was standing for about a year, after which I decided to ride it again. But it started giving a problem where it won't start when hot. The engine will turn like it has ...
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starter motor or something else?

My car didn’t start properly. You could hear it was trying really hard to start. Over time it worsened and the engine light was on. So I went to the mechanic, they ran some tests and found that some ...
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Can a defective starter stop my car?

Just before christmas my car died while my girlfriend was on her way to work. She told me that when the car stopped it went completely silent (no engine/lights/music). Since she drove for about 15km (...
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Electronic starter shaft for 49cc engine

I have a 49cc 2 stroke engine in the following format: I also have a 12V electronic starter like this: However what I am currently lacking is a bolt/shaft to connect the electronic starter with the ...
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What causes Smoking and burnt earth wire when try start my outboard motor? strong compression.engaging bell/cog doesn’t return

Throw out bell of starter not returning and pinion spins inside bell
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Car won't crank

Just fixed dead fuel pump. was working for a day and now car won't start again. No cranking sound, No repeated clicks. One small click when key is turned but unable to locate. Battery at 12.6V, ...
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Not Replacing Car Starter

I have a problem with my car starter. I believe this was a problem on my car starter since I have a mechanic who went to my office and have it check. He says the battery is ok. When I start the car, ...
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07 Suzuki Boulevard S40 will not start without being connected to jump leads

My 07 Suzuki Boulevard S40 will not turn on no power whatsoever with the key on but if you hook cables to it it will fire up but if you remove the cables it does what do you think that could be please ...
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Grinding noise on startup 2010 Honda Fit

2010 Honda Fit, Manual Transmission. 84,000 miles On cold starts (the weather is also cold here if that is important) there's this prolonged noise after the noise of the engine turning over that's ...
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Car refuses to start with repeated clicking but can be jumped

Day 1: My 2013 Infiniti JX35 won't start. When I press the ignition button, the car loses all electrical power and I can hear repeated clicks under the hood. I installed a new battery, and it started ...
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2005 Mercury Mariner grinding noise, wont start

I have a 2005 mercury mariner that had a hole blown in the engine. We replaced the motor and the starter (the starter kinda broke in half when the hole happened). The vehicle ran for a year and a half ...
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Starter motor burn out

I had a diesel engine machine today, that someone had wired up a toggle switch from ignition live to the starter motor solenoid pull in connection, due to problematic sticking ignition switches. ...
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Will jump starting a car work if starter is not working?

If starter is not working, will jump starting a car work?
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Starter continues to crank on occasion after engine already starts

Replaced starter,brand new,not a rebuilt. 2016 Hyundai Elantra 4 cylinder with push button start.
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No start no crank no clicks and no idea why 87 ford f-150

I recently replaced my starter and the solenoid and now my truck will not start when I turn the key. I'm getting power and my lights and electronics are working fine but there's nothing on the ...
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Starter runs continuously

2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L - Put in new battery and starter. Starter starts running when we hook battery back up. Unhook the battery it stops. Tried fuse replace and if battery is hooked up pull fuse ...
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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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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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93 Seca 2 won't start without a jump, battery good?

So i have taken the battery out and had it tested at autozone and they said the battery was fine. the solonoid is fine because if i hit the starter the motor starts to act like it wants to turn but ...
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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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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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