Questions tagged [starter]

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

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Starter Motor grinds on first start attempt

With the cold weather season, a grinding noise now periodically occurs at first start attempt of the day. The indication is that the starters drive gear isn't engaging correctly with the flywheel. On ...
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Troubleshooting non-functional starter after collision

My 2002 Ford Explorer was in a front end collision. The engine was not damaged. It did push my radiator up against the fan while we were still on the scene. I freed the fan, hit the fuel reset and ...
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Diesel car struggles to start when cold

Recently had the timing belt, water pump, all valves and rocker arms, fuel filter, oil filter, air filter changed on my 2006 Audi A3 8P 2.0 TDI 140. I've had it back for two days now and it struggles ...
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Citroen C2 Alternator

Please if someone could help me ill really appreciate it. I've got a Citroen C2 the Bendix of the starter was completely worn so we purchased a new starter and put it in. At first it started. Once ...
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Hiace 1996 ignition/motor problems

I have a 1996 Hiace. I was driving and it just died, nothing. Dash lights all work, but motor will not turn over, nothing from starter. It has dual fuel, and was wondering if it could be the AEB 552 ...
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'92 Hilux moves with gear in Park

This is a 1992 Toyota Hilux Surf Turbo Automatic. Just a quick question, chasing a fault on a Hilux: won't start off the key went through all fuses, relays and wiring, replaced old bushes in ...
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No Start, No Crank Issue

I have a Volvo Penta 4.3gxi-g with a no start, no crank condition. This started with an intermittent no start, no crank condition. It is impossible to get to the starter motor itself due to how the ...
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Car will not start while trying to jump start, just clicks

I have a 2012 Jeep Liberty with about 100,000 miles on it. When I went out to it this morning to turn it on all the lights turned on for a second then went off. After that nothing electrical in the ...
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Starting a Nissan Sentra

I have a 2006 Nissan Sentra. My lights and radio are coming on when I turn the key but the car will not start, it doesn't make a sound. I had a full service in February 2016 & I am 5,000 mi ...
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holden jackaroo won't kick over until the third attempt

I've just bought a holden jackaroo and the last 3 days in the morning I have tried to start it but it doesn't even try to kick over but normally on the third try it starts like there is nothing wrong, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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2008 Buick LaCrosse sporadic trouble starting

I have a 2008 Buick LaCrosse with 190000 miles. Fairly well maintained. Lately I’ve been having trouble starting it sporadically with seemingly no specific thing causing it. First - the symptoms: ...
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After replacing starter no start

After replacing a bad starter, the engine will crank but stops mid crank every fifth turn of the crankshaft. It's a 2003 Honda Odyssey 6 cylinder.
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.Custom bolted starter support mount?

The engine I'm rebuilding (Skoda Estelle 120) uses a starter that turns counterclockwise. It is mounted from the gearbox to the engine with two studs. I can't find a replacement for it, all the guys I ...
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how much electrolyte is usually used on a regular 100 amp lead acid battery

I want to replace my 100 amp hour lead acid battery electrolyte, but i'm not sure the amount required. I want to make it right the first time. So if someone could please tell me how much apprx ...
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Pontiac Solstice - Starter Issue

When I turn the key to start my car it cranks but wont start. The starter still turns when I take my hand off the key. When I turn the key again it starts up perfect. Any ideas regarding what ...
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my ute wont start

I drive a ford falcon au 2000 v8 ute. Drove my ute to the local shopping centre, about a 2 min drive & now it wont start. Ive got power on the dash, relays & fuses all look intact & got ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does starter work without a trigger wire terminal?

Changing the starter on my 2007 Fiat 1.3 diesel. There is no "trigger wire" terminal. Instead the light wire is in a plastic housing which is bolted on under the battery feed. How does this work?
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2012 Infiniti M37X, BCM Reset

Good Evening, This has happened twice in the last 4 months, and most recently on Wednesday morning. When I push the start button, I hear 1 click. Additionally, both touch entry buttons on the front ...
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Replace Starter 2002 Jetta

I'm trying to replace the starter in my 2002 jetta 1.8T, however it's a different starter - I think it's called an Hitachi Starter. There is a cable running across the top of it in a notched area. I'm ...
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Overheated while driving now it won't start

When I opened the hood I saw the radiator cap missing now car won't start...why won't it start
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Hyundai Accent mysteriously stopped starting

Just bought an 08 accent with 132 kkm a few weeks ago. Ran great until I drove it home one night and the next morning it wouldn't start. The starter spun but didn't engage flywheel so naturally I ...
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ford focus 2003 new starter stays engaged new ignition switch,new wire harness to starter how to test starter relay

I have a 2003 Ford Focus. I recently installed a new starter motor, a new ignition switch, and a new wiring harness. The starter now stays engaged when I try and start the car. How do I check the ...
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Bypassing the Neutral Safety Switch? No start no crank issue!

I have a 2000 Acura TL, and it had been having some no-start no-crank issues, usually, I would turn the key and nothing would happen (just one click), it might take a few tries but eventually it would ...
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2008 Ford Escape Hybrid - Ignition, electrical issue

Sometimes when I try to start my 2008 ford escape hybrid rather than starting the electrical system freaks out. Lights flicker, fans stop, doors lock, there is clicking from the steering column and ...
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Car makes grinding noise when starting, changed starter and battery, what is the problem?

At first my car would take a long time to start, then it would not start. The battery seemed fine since the car was getting power and would keep turning over with no success. So I replaced the starter....
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Dashboard lights flickering on and off after changing a starter

Had my starter changed on a 2000 grand am. Now won't stay started putting while was started. Battery light on and dashboard lights flickering on and off. While it was running I had it in park but it ...