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Completing Completing routine service and maintenance is vital to keeping your car, truck, or SUV running strong. At times, however, car issues will arise, and every vehicle will display certain warning signs. To reduce the potential for breakdown, and expensive...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Starter
Common signs include the engine not turning over, starter engaging but not spinning the motor, and grinding noises or smoke when starting the motor.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Starter
Common signs include the engine not turning over, starter engaging but not spinning the motor, and grinding noises or smoke when starting the motor.
How Does a Starter Motor Work?
When you turn the key in your car’s ignition, the engine turns over and then cranks. However, getting it to crank...
How Does a Starter Motor Work?
When you turn the key in your car’s ignition, the engine turns over and then cranks. However, getting it to crank...
How Does a Starter Motor Work?
When you turn the key in your car’s ignition, the engine turns over and then cranks. However, getting it to crank...
How Does a Starter Motor Work?
When you turn the key in your car’s ignition, the engine turns over and then cranks. However, getting it to crank...
How Does a Starter Motor Work?
When you turn the key in your car’s ignition, the engine turns over and then cranks. However, getting it to crank...
How Does a Starter Motor Work?
When you turn the key in your car’s ignition, the engine turns over and then cranks. However, getting it to crank...
How Does a Starter Motor Work?
When you turn the key in your car’s ignition, the engine turns over and then cranks. However, getting it to crank...
How Does a Starter Motor Work?
When you turn the key in your car’s ignition, the engine turns over and then cranks. However, getting it to crank...
How Does a Starter Motor Work?
When you turn the key in your car’s ignition, the engine turns over and then cranks. However, getting it to crank...
How Does a Starter Motor Work?
When you turn the key in your car’s ignition, the engine turns over and then cranks. However, getting it to crank...
How to Replace a Starter Relay
Starter relays are faulty if there are problems starting the engine, the starter stays on after cranking, or a clicking noise comes from the starter.
How Long Does a Starter Last?
You turn the key in the ignition of your car and the engine cranks – that’s about as far as most drivers get...
Starter or Car Battery: How to Diagnose Which Part is Bad?
A dead car battery is a common cause for a car not starting condition. A faulty car starter motor can have similar symptoms, but the fix is different.
Starter or Car Battery: How to Diagnose Which Part is Bad?
A dead car battery is a common cause for a car not starting condition. A faulty car starter motor can have similar symptoms, but the fix is different.
Starter or Car Battery: How to Diagnose Which Part is Bad?
A dead car battery is a common cause for a car not starting condition. A faulty car starter motor can have similar symptoms, but the fix is different.
Starter or Car Battery: How to Diagnose Which Part is Bad?
A dead car battery is a common cause for a car not starting condition. A faulty car starter motor can have similar symptoms, but the fix is different.
Starter or Car Battery: How to Diagnose Which Part is Bad?
A dead car battery is a common cause for a car not starting condition. A faulty car starter motor can have similar symptoms, but the fix is different.

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Why wont my car start?
You should try testing the battery first. Verify it's good and at least 75% charged. Because your car has a PassKey theft deterrent system, a faulty ignition lock cylinder can cause this on your '95 Monte Carlo. There should be...
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Why wont my car start?
The click noise you hear is the starter relay working but it may not be sending power to the starter solenoid. You would need to try and replace the starter relay that is clicking and see if it cranks. If...
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Why Won't My Car Start?
There are many reasons why your car may not start. Some common causes include a dead battery, faulty starter or starter relay, fuel pump issues, clogged fuel filter, and computer or sensor issues depending on the year of your vehicle....
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Why Won't My Car Start?
There are many reasons why your car may not start. Some common causes include a dead battery, faulty starter or starter relay, fuel pump issues, clogged fuel filter, and computer or sensor issues depending on the year of your vehicle....
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Why Won't My Car Start?
There are many reasons why your car may not start. Some common causes include a dead battery, faulty starter or starter relay, fuel pump issues, clogged fuel filter, and computer or sensor issues depending on the year of your vehicle....
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Why won't my car start up?
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the vehicle is cranking over, as in the starter is turning over the eninge (but it fails to start) then you are looking at a fuel or spark issue. If you are testing...
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What Does a Starter Motor Do?
The starter motor is a 12 volt, permanent magnet DC motor that engages a small drive gear on the starter with a larger ring gear that is attached to the flexplate, or flywheel. The flexplate is bolted to the rear...
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What Does a Starter Motor Do?
The starter motor is a 12 volt, permanent magnet DC motor that engages a small drive gear on the starter with a larger ring gear that is attached to the flexplate, or flywheel. The flexplate is bolted to the rear...
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Vehicle won't start
Hello. This is not a problem with the alternator or the starter. I have yet to see a bad starter on this vehicle. It is almost always the battery. The battery will need to be load tested to verify this....
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vehicle will turn over but not start.
You should have the throttle body checked for carbon deposits on the throttle plates and have it cleaned with a cleaner-soaked clean rag. Do not spray cleaning fluid directly in the throttle or fluid may contaminate the throttle plate motor...
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Truck won't turn over
The battery should be load tested by a professional. Load testing can only be reliably performed on a fully charged battery. If the battery passes a load test be sure it is NOT a marginal pass in which case you...
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Truck turns over but doesn't start
It is quite possible that the fuel filter is what is causing your no start issue. If the fuel filter becomes clogged with debris, the fuel pressure at the fuel rail will decrease due to the restriction. If the fuel...
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Trouble starting the car.
It sounds like you may have a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will...
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Trouble starting car
Engine stalls are often caused by a malfunctioning sensor if not lack of fueling or ignition system maintenance. A trained technician will take them all into consideration. Worn spark plugs may cause a stall on their last leg and prove...
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Timing off
The pinion teeth of the starter motor engage with the teeth on the flex plate, and the starter motor cranks over the engine. I don't see how you could have messed up your timing during a starter replacement. But it...
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The CAR does not crank or start
Your are correct in beginning with the battery, but unfortunately in this case it didn't fix your problem. In the future I recommend having the battery thoroughly tested before replacing it. At least now you know you have a good...
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Starting problems
The PATS system or passive anti theft system is not turning off the arming of the system and may need to be reprogrammed as per the technical bulletin issued by the manufacturer. I recommend looking on the dash and if...
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Starting issues
Hello and thanks for writing in. Depending on what the vehicle does when trying to start it may help to narrow this down. If it produces a click sound, this may be related to a faulty starter solenoid. If it...
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Starting Issue
Although you've replaced the battery, it should still be tested. The battery is the heart of the starting and charging systems. However, with a known good battery, suspect the starter or fuel delivery next. A certified mechanic, such as one...
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starting issue
The starter's yellow wire will need to be checked for power when you turn the key. If no power is present then you'll need to check to see if the starter relay's 40 amp power supply fuse # 10 is...

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