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How to Test a Starter Solenoid
Starter solenoids are attached to the starter. Test the solenoid with jump cables - when the solenoid fails, the car starter needs to be replaced.
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 Relay
Common signs include the vehicle not starting, starter staying on after the engine started, intermittent issues starting, and a clicking sound.
How Long Does a Starter Relay Last?
Most people are familiar with fuses – they allow your car’s electronics to work while protecting them from over-voltage situations. Relays are similar, but much larger and more powerful. There’s a relay...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Glow Plugs & Timer
Common signs include unusual sounds coming from the car, difficulty starting the car, and the Glow Plugs Light turning on.
How to Buy a Good Quality Remote Starter
When it comes to added features for your vehicle, the remote starter has become increasingly popular over the years. This device makes it possible for you to start your car from the...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Cold Start Injector
Common signs include hard starting, a decrease in fuel efficiency, and engine performance issues.
How Long Does a Cold Start Injector Last?
The cold start injector is also known as the cold start valve, and is an important part of keeping your engine running smoothly. The cold start injector is a fuel injector...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Electronic Control Relay
If your engine cranks but does not start or powers on but does not function, you may need to replace the electronic control relay.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Speed Timing Sensor
Common signs include the transmission having difficulty shifting, Check Engine Light coming on, vehicle not starting, and loss of engine power.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Camshaft Position Sensor
Common signs include the Check Engine Light coming on, the vehicle not starting, and an overall reduction in vehicle drive quality.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Distributor Rotor and Cap
Common signs include engine misfires, car not starting, the Check Engine Light coming on, and excessive or unusual engine noises.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Ignition Ignitor
Common signs include engine misfires, the Check Engine Light coming on, car not starting, and a decrease in power, acceleration, and fuel efficiency.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Coolant Temperature Switch (Sensor)
Common signs include poor fuel economy, black smoke coming from the engine, engine overheating, and the Check Engine Light turning on.
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 in considering how the engine actually starts. What really happens...
How to Connect a Remote Starter
Have you ever gone out to your car on a cold winter morning and wished that the windows were already defrosted? With a remote starter kit, you can start the engine from...
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 to Buy a Good Quality Starter
Did you know that when automobiles were first invented, you had to crank them to get them started? Fast forward to today, when many vehicles have a key or even a button that...

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When turning the key to start the car sometimes the engine turns over and starts sometimes it doesn't .
Be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. Starters motors can display intermittent operation if they are faulty. With a fully charged battery, if the starter motor does not run that signifies an electrical problem...
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Where is the starter located on a 2006 lr3 4.0 liter?
Hi there. The starter is located on the back of the engine on the driver side attached just in front of the transmission bell housing. You may have to remove the exhaust manifold to get to the starter. If you...
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car won't start.
A possibility is a faulty ignition switch. If the switch opens after the car starts, the engine will shut off. But, that is just a possibility and a diagnostic would have to be performed to rule that in or out....
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My car won't start. It has a push button start. The car makes an attempt to crank, but struggles with turning over
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the starter is not turning over the engine fast enough, the engine will not start. Due to you symptom of the vehicle cranking slowly or poorly, chances are the starter is failing to...
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Battery the car runs fine when jumped if I shut it off and try to turn it back on it will not start unless jumped
During the most recent episode when the car yet again failed to start, the diagnostic would begin with testing of the battery. If you have a fully functioning charging system (you mention the alternator is new but charging system should...
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starting problems
The starter motor may have too much end play and/or there could be an alignment problem with the starter motor relative to the starter ring gear on the flexplate. In any event, it sounds like a mechanical problem, not an...
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Car will not crank
If the battery is fully charged, and there is no voltage drop between the battery and the starter motor, and the starter does not function, or does not function properly, when the key is held in the "start" position, typically...
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1995 BMW 318i starter wiring
The black/yellow wire is the ignition wire, which goes to a small stud on the starter. The large red cables come from the battery and power distribution box. They go to the large stud on the starter. The black/green wire...
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Car doesn't start
If the car has been parked for many months, the gasoline in the fuel tank is bad and that alone will cause a no start condition. Gas has a relatively limited shelf life. In a scenario where the gas has...
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Car wont turn over.
Be sure the battery is fully charged. "New" batteries are not necessarily fully charged at time of sale. Of course, confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. Basically, with the...
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My car died while driving and now the car won't start. There is just a click when turning the key but lights turn on.
The check engine light may hold important clues as to what is going on. During a check engine light diagnostic, a certified mechanic from YourMechanic would use a code scanner to retrieve the specific diagnostic trouble code(s) from your car's...
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car idles rough after i changed the starter
Hello, and thank you for writing in. While there are ways to remove the starter by not having to disconnect much of anything else around it, but often it is easier if we do. That is when these issues arise....
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I can't get my car to start
Of course, confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. Prior to performing circuit diagnostics be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. If there is...
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Intermittant starter operation. Not heat related. Could it be the starter solenoid?
Yes, it could be the starter solenoid, It could also be the starter relay, the transmission position sensor, the ignition switch, or even the starter motor itself. There really is no substitute for a point to point diagnosis for tracking...
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Battery issue? 2009 Nissan Rouge slow to start. Will a stronger battery help?
Hello, it is very likely that you simply need a new battery but there are also other possibilities such as a bad alternator or starter that could display the same symptoms of a slow start:; therefore it may be best...
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Hi Joe, here's my issue... My 96 Ford Taurus is having starting problems.
The first thing to check is to test the small wire to small starter terminal and see if it gets power when you turn the key to the start position. If you are getting power then the starter is most...
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car has no power on inside and dosent crank when u touch hot wire on battery it sparks no lights no sound no c rank nothing
Hello, thank you for writing in. The starting system, and charging system are typically rather simple. There should be no other cause for the battery to spark, other than a bad connection. Completely disconnect the battery, and make sure its...
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Car doesn't start.
Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully charged battery installed that passes a load test. Then, confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If there is no...
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problem with starter maybe?
Hello. Will be happy to assist you. It does sound like you have an issue with the bendix gear of your starter. Possibly a starter on as last leg and or on its way out. If the starter is bad...
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wont start
Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. Then, confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. To temporarily override the immobilizer...

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