Questions tagged [starter]

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

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Bendix rotation over shaft: what can cause overspin?

The engine I have rebuilt (Skoda Estelle, '72, RWD, rear mounted engine), came with a starter that has a curious behavior, at least to me: when I apply power to it, correctly engages the flywheel and ...
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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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Starter issues with low battery only

My daughters 2012 Mazda 3 broke down, would not start. The tow people apparently tried to jump it, it would not start. As some point they apparently had trouble putting it in neutral, there was some ...
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Second opinion : Bad starter?

I have fixed cars for many years but ,for personal reasons I need a second opinion. 2003 Nissan Frontier ( 4 cylinder , manual); It cranks too slowly to start. It ran fine a few hours before. I ...
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Starter was recently replaced but my truck keeps not starting

Okay so, my vehicle is a 2003 Ford ranger XLT, 3.0 engine. Within the last two weeks I had to get the old starter replaced, because it just completely died. I would put the key in, and it would make ...
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Hyundai Santa Fe not turning over

I left one day, drove about 20 miles to a meeting at my daughter school that lasted about 10 minutes, I came out and my car wouldn't turn over at all. I thought maybe I had left the lights on and run ...
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Starter or battery? — Why wouldn't my car start?

I have a 2007 Pontiac G6 (3.5L V6). Problem: All was working fine until a few weeks ago. I went to go start it one morning (warm April day in NC, USA) using my remote start (as I normally do while ...
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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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Starter solenoid breakdown

Triumph T100 motorcycle, starter solenoid clicks a lot and doesn't turn motor enough, it would start after pressing starter button for a length of time but solenoid would then break. When my original ...
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Car will not start after short sitting period

Full disclosure: I am no mechanic but kinda know my way around a car. So I have a Subaru Impreza ('95 automatic) and a weird problem. When I let the car sit for two or three days it does not want to ...
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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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Ignition turning engine over when key is off

1996 Ford F250, 7.3 diesel. Steering column has been loose for a bit, which makes me suspect the switch.....Started truck fine to come home from work. Pulled into driveway and as soon as I turned the ...
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I have an 03 Alero that won't start

I started the car and went to the store with no issue, less then an hour went to leave for work and got no response. Everything works fine I.e lights, radio, power windows, EXC. it just won't turn ...
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Is this starter solenoid bad (video)?

My 2002 VW Golf TDI (turbodiesel) first began having starting issues a year ago. Slow cranking especially when cold led me to suspect the battery was weak. I replaced the battery with a fancy 880 ...
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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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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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On a starter motor what is TH?

I have a 97 Mazda 323 Protege, with a B6D engine. While looking at new starter motors, there are a few different models that seem to be applicable to my car, one says 8TH another says 10TH, what is ...
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What's the starter current for an old 3-cylinder diesel tractor?

Just today we had to move a Deutz D40.2 (1962 or so) out of the way and the battery (something like 12V 130Ah or so) wasn't up to it. So I first tried helping out with a just-charged car battery (12V ...
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Is it possible for a 4.5Ah Li-ion battery to crank a 1000cc engine? If yes, how?

Honda is using a Li-ion battery (12V, 4.5Ah, 80 CCA) for their premium vehicles like Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP and Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2.
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Starter motor doesn't “let go”

My wife owns a 2008 Nissan Micra/March, commonly known as the K12 (originally from Japan if that makes a difference). We've noticed over the last few weeks that, when starting the car, the starter ...
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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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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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2003 F350 7.3L Superduty starts when clutch is depressed regardless of key position

When I depress the clutch on my 2003 7.3L diesel Superduty the starter motor engages and starts the engine. The starter also engages when I depress the clutch when the engine is running. This is a ...
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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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95 Integra LS starter selection [closed]

95 Acura Integra: I purchased a remanufactured starter from Advanced Automotive and viewed this youtube for instruction I have yet to start the replacement but may start it tomorrow. Although this ...
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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 ...
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Low voltage when using remote starter

Recently, I have been unable to remote start my 2003 Honda Accord Coupe. I brought the car to an auto-zone, and they told me (after hooking my battery up to a voltage tester) that I had "low voltage" ...
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What Does It Mean When Your Car Won't Start and Your Radio Won't Come On?

The starter does not engage. The lights, door locks and the dash work. The radio however does not come on. What could this issue be?
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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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“Starter Motor Solenoid relay Switch”

2002 Ford F250 5.4L Manual claims there is a "Starter Motor Solenoid relay Switch" (part #11450). Picture does not show location. Anybody know where it is? I seem to think the manual is incorrect! ...
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Effects of the flywheel having broken teeth, Toyota Camry

It seems like my car no longer moves as quickly or as easily when it is in 3rd gear. I suspect the flywheel, hence the question: What does the flywheel effect if it has missing teeth? I have done a ...
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Dash gauges jitter then settle, stubborn starting, occasional stalls

I've done a lot of Googling and been to a mechanic, but no definitive answer on this one yet. It's a 2003 GMC Savana that runs great, once it's started. It's stubborn to start though, when I turn the ...
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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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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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2003 Honda CRV grinding noise from starter - possible flywheel damage?

I have a 2003 Honda CRV and my starter started skipping or slipping. It was making a horrible grinding sound, so I bought a new one and installed it only to have it do the same thing. The grinding ...
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Kandi 150 cc dune buggy won't start. I need to know whether I have a bad fuse or a blown starter motor

When I turn the ignition switch to start the engine, the battery is on and charged, the lights and horn work, it shows that it is in neutral. I hold the brake pedal, but when I turn the key to crank ...
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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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What is required for a remote starter system in a vehicle without a transponder key?

I have been looking at remote starter information, bypass kits and transponder key boxes, but my current car starts without a transponder. A fob is required to unlock the doors without the alarm going ...
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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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Car only starting sometimes

I have a 2002 Mercury Sable. Just had the heater core replaced and since getting it back, it has only been starting sometimes. At first it would start right away, but not every time, especially if you ...
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Battery at 12V but car still not starting

My car is not starting up. I have checked the following, what else could I check? Measured the Battery Voltage and it is at 12V Tried to jump start the car from another car and also a battery jump ...
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Bang & small flames when I tried to jump start, now nothing

I tried to jump start my car (a 2006 Ford Focus, 1,600 cc) and there was a bang and small flames. Now, nothing happens when I try to start the car. Can anyone tell me what could have happened?
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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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Starter issue with 98 Mercedes ML320

The starter on my daughter's ML320 stopped working. We ordered a new one and replaced it. However, the car is still not starting. We can hear the relay clicking, the fuel pump running, and the ...
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Car won't start because of mysterious electrical problem

I have a 2007 Honda Civic Coupe, with a 5-speed manual transmission. I've had electrical problems for about 5 months now. I had the car at an electrical shop (twice) who could find nothing wrong. So ...
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Electric start isn't functioning anymore

The electric start of my motorcycle isn't working anymore. I can hear a buzzing noise. I can still start it using kick start though. Can it be fixed? Please help!
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2003 Element electrical? motor?

I have a 2003 Honda Element 2.4l. Over the past few months it has been acting kinda weird. If I drove the car daily the car would start no issues at all. But if I left the vehicle sit over the ...
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Car Clicks While Turning Over

I was at the park driving around, and I decided to stop at a shelter to use the bathroom, I was gone for 1-2 minutes. I came back and my car starts clicking (the clicking was fast, not slow). So, I ...
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Car won't start…alternator or starter?

My car will not start. A month ago it wouldn't start. At that time it was still cranking (weakly) but not starting. I bought a new battery and installed it. It still wouldn't start until I jumped ...