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Hello, thank you for writing in. The starter typically clicks when its not getting enough power. Test the power available to the starter solenoid to make sure the unit is getting a full 12 volts, although it can typically start...
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Hello, thank you for writing in. First we need to discuss starter testing. When you remove the starter and have it tested at your local parts store, they hook the battery up to a voltage supply, and watch the starter...
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Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may not be starting for several reasons. The first thing we need to do is verify if the starter is cranking at full speed. If it is slow or stumbling, then you...
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My car turns over but won't start, has no spark, distributer cap/rotor, spark plugs, and ignition module have been replaced.
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When I put the key in the ignition, all lights come on but it will not start.
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I got my serpentine belt replaced on my 2002 Q45 and now my car wont start. This never happened before. 2002 Infiniti Q45
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Where is the starter located on my 2007 Mitsubishi raider?
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