Questions tagged [starter]

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

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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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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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2006 GSX 600F Suzuki Katana won’t engage starter

Bought a used katana gsx600f 2006.cannot get it to turn over.battery good, Clutch lever engaged,kickstand up,push starter button,starter solenoid not clicking. Can short over relay & motor turns ...
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Starter motor or Alternator?

Can anyone offer any advice? Got in my car on Monday and it was dead. I turned the key and there was no noise at all, but all the lights etc came on. No clicking or anything. I got a jump start and ...
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Kia Rio 2006 jb cv starter circuit fault

My car started making grinding noises which I found out was the starter motor engaging through the clutch switch being pushed in as I changed gear. I removed it from the clutch pedal and only pushed ...
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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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Moped electrics cut out

Hello i have had my piaggio skipper for about 4 months and only recently it has stopped working When i turn then ignition key on all of the electrics come on fine, but when i hold the brake and press ...
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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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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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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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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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Starter won't turn even with jump cables

I've got an old Opel (Vauxhall) Vectra 96 that hasn't been used for a long time. This spring I tested it and the motor started fine, though I had to use jump cables because the battery is completely ...
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2008 Toyota Corolla doesn't start when key moved forward to “start” position

When I went to leave work tonight, the car wouldn't start. I've tried two known good keys, and cleaning the battery posts and cables where they connect to the posts. There has been no indication the ...
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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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Starter motor will not spin on car, suspect solenoid

I'm rebuilding a competition car based on a 1988 Lancia Delta HF and believe I have an issue with the starter motor. After fitting a fresh battery and ensuring that the kill-switch is on, 12.4 volts ...
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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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Subaru starting problem

My 1990 Subaru Legacy wont start, it started it a week ago and it idled for 5 minutesthen sudently it stopped and cannot again. Kindly assist me to diagnose the problem.
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Car starting hack works - but is it an issue with car battery, starter or alternator?

I recently noticed that my car had the issue starting without giving it a boost. It has original battery and has 155k on it. Over the course of 2 weeks I realized below two things which helps car ...
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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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No Crank No Start - Single Click - 2002 Mazda Protege5

2002 Mazda Protege5 will not start. Tried to jump start the car with no success. Confirmed the battery charge and verified all of the fuses are intact. Attached is an MP4 sound file of the clicking ...
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Jeep Start without the key on

My friend bought a Jeep (I think a 2000) at a garage sale and he had it running. A year later when we went to get it someone had done something to it: when we connected the battery it's as if the key ...
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Engine fault service engine now

I have a 2014 Ford Focus I have been having issues with my horn not working and I called the place I bought my car they told me to check the relay so pulled it out put it back in and it worked. Fast ...
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Long crank time when the engine is warm

My car has done more than 300,000 kms, she starts perfectly first thing in the morning. After I leave it running for a while, it most of the times (throughout the day) takes about 5 seconds to crank ...
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Starter Motor Power

I have two 6 cyl. diesel engines one with turbo and starter motor 4KW and the other without turbo and starter motor 2.5 KW What happen if I replaced 12V 4KW with 12V 2.5KW starter motor?
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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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Run switch - 4 pin relay set up with 3 wires

Are there any issues with powering pins 85 and 30 from the same 12v wire? The starter on my friend's 1981 Yamaha XS45 was not working, so I upgraded to a modern solenoid. I followed all the wired with ...
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Does a grinding sound after a cold start mean the starter motor should be replaced?

I have a 1992 Honda Accord, manual transmission. Over the past several months, I've noticed a grinding sound immediately after cold-starting the engine. It only lasts for a fraction of a second, doesn'...
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Starter scratching sound, cold and hot starts

https://youtu.be/vniNT-J21wY Turn up your volume, when I crank and only when I crank there’s a scratching sound coming from the engine bay, nothing after I release the key when the engine starts. Is ...
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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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Recovery from stripped starter threads in engine block

I have a 2004 Honda CRV and slightly stripped the the aluminum block threads as I tightened the new starter down for the top bolt. Now when I try to tighten it, it won't "grab" on to the threads and ...
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Tundra refuses to start despite replacing starter

This is a 2004 Toyota Tundra 4.8 L. The truck started to have a mind of its own when it came to starting. All of a sudden it stopped, no sound, no crank, nothing. I was told the starter is bad, so I ...
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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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intermittent slow starter cranking on saab 9-3 diesel

Sometimes , usually after a long run the starter turns very slowly like it has a flat battery. If I am lucky turning the key again a few times it will turn the engine at normal speed and it starts. It ...
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Weird sound from starter and car won't start after heavy rain

I have a Fiat punto car 2006, manual transmission. I drove the car during rain, parked it and after a few hours of heavy rain tried to start the car again with no luck. I hear a ventilating sound, ...
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Is it bad alternator or starter? Camry ‘05 173k miles..

I started my car after two days of cold weather, around 20 F. After heating my engine for about 15 minuets I turned ignition off. After that it does not start, it start to crank but dies off well ...
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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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Audi A3 starter turns on during drive

I have an Audi A3 Ambition car and have bought it in August, 2017. The seller mentioned he built in a start button, so the car needs contact using the key first, then the motor starts by pressing a ...
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2008 Audi A5 3.2 Sometime wont start but the electronicts work

Hi I have a 2008 Audi A5 3.2L V6 with about 80k miles. Every once in a while the car wont start. The dash lights work fine along with all the electronic parts of the vehicle. The vehicle doesn't crank ...
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Dead battery or bad starter

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander. Newer battery, but car sometimes won’t crank over. Then battery dies. When it gets jumped it usually starts and will start for a week or two then same problem.
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My car won't start and is silent when turning the key and the lights are ok. What's the most likely reason?

This is the second time my car has died on me in the one month that I have owned it. Everything has been running fine until I parked it for 30minutes and then it wouldnt start. No cranking No trying ...
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2004 CRV Start issue

Basically each time I turn the ignition, one of three things happens: Car starts with no issues Starter cranks but engine doesn't start Starter doesn't crank at all (but e.g. dash lights will go dim, ...
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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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How can I disable my 2002 Ford Explorer so someone with a key can't start it? [closed]

A person at my house continually moves my 2002 Ford Explorer from the driveway to the street without permission. The key is shared and must remain easily accessible. Personal issues aside, is there a ...
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Starter or engine?

After 15 minutes of going 20 mph, I shut off for a layover, and my truck suddenly would not start. 1980 Chevy 350 V8, carbureted, no computer. Turn the key, no "clunk", no whizzzz, voltage dips ...
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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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Why do car starter motors draw so much current?

I understand that most car starter motors' power is rated between 0.5kw to 1.5kw. Doesn't that mean that they are supposed to draw 40-120 amps? (500 w / 12 volts etc.. )? Yet when they start, they ...
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Looking for “engine running” signal

I'm trying to make a sort of Keyless Go style system for my 1996 Mazda Miata using an Arduino and RFID shield as a DIY project for fun. I want to make the Arduino crank the starter until the engine ...
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always takes a few attempts to start the engine (no cranks), even with new battery

it always took me a few attempts to start my sienna 2000 (130k mi). so I have battery replaced (it was about 12.3v). it went well the same day. the next day I failed to start it again (again, no ...