Showing articles & questions for topic
Starters

Related articles

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...

Related questions

Question
Why won't my 2007 Pontiac G6 start.
Hello. If the battery is good then chances are that the starter is the problem. I would usually go to the starter wires and test them to see if there is power when trying to start it. If there is...
Question
Car won't crank, or start but I have a clicking noise 2004 Infiniti G35
Hello - check battery and ground cables for good, clean connections with no corrosion. Next, check for 12v at the starter solenoid "trigger" wire connector on the starter (when the key is in the "Start" position). Your "clicking" noise sounds...
Question
I have a 2003 kia all lights are coming on but im not getting no noise for it to start what could be the problem it a kia sorento
Check to see if there are any stored diagnostic trouble codes. Be sure you have a fully, 100% charged battery that passes a load test. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car...
Question
Hey so I was turning on my car and didn't twist the ignition all the way and gave up then twisted it back before killing it all th
The noise may have been the starter motor pinion gear rubbing against the ring gear on the engine flywheel (manual transmission) or flex plate (automatic transmission). That problem can occur if you inadvertently turn the key and re-engage the starter...
Question
HAVE ATTEMPTED STARTING CAR BUT WILL NOT TURN OVER. NO CLICKS INDICATING STARTER BUT AM TOLD NOT ENOUGH VOLTS GETTING TO STARTER.H
Check to see if there are any stored diagnostic trouble codes. Be sure you have a fully, 100% charged battery that passes a load test. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car...
Question
Where is the started located on my 2008 Infiniti QX56 and how hard is it to replace?
The starter on your vehicle is located beneath the intake manifold. Because of this, it is rather difficult to replace. I recommend having a professional inspect the vehicle to verify the starter has failed, then perform repairs as needed. YourMechanic...
Question
How much do you charge for the starter replacement on 2004 honda accord 2.4
In order to replace the starter on this engine the intake manifold need to be removed. It is recommended to replace intake gaskets at the same time the starter is replaced. There has been reports of the incorrect starter is...
Question
I have a 2006 ford f150 that needs it's starter replaced as quickly as possible. What wood you charge and how quickly could you d
The starter can be replaced very quickly. If you would please simply fill in the information (year, make and model) in the "Get a Quote" segment of YourMechanic's starter motor replacement service page you will receive both an exact quote...
Question
My car will not turn over. I have a new starter and new battery replace yesterday but still wont start
If the starter and battery are new, and the battery is 100% charged, you probably have a large voltage drop (due to high resistance bad connections or a device fault) somewhere in the starting circuit. The starter circuit (wiring, switches,...
Question
Loud clicks no start
If what you have is a rapid tapping sound when you turn the key, You are not getting enough current to the starter. When the solenoid engages and connects the starter, the battery voltage rapidly drops to the point where...
Question
What side is my starter on a 2006 nissan pathfinder
Hello, thank you for writing in. The starter is tucked up behind the oil pan towards the right side of the vehicle. The right side is also known as the passenger side of the vehicle. There should be two mounting...
Question
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...
Question
01 TDI won't start when warm.
The computer is making the beeping noise as there is an issue with the starting circuit or main power circuit. Check the start relay and the main computer relay. See if they are getting hot. A hot relay will disconnect...
Question
Car does not start. Starter was tested. Relays tested. Battery tested. Only thing I could find is no power on thin wire of starter
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...
Question
Truck suddenly wont start. Starter is good. Been diagnosed with intermittent issue. Need advice. No crank, no start.
Hello, thank you for writing in. These issues can be very frustrating. The first thing to consider is that most automotive parts stores that test starters do not "load test" the starters. This means they test the ability of the...
Question
Lately, my car's starter doesn't give that starting sound anymore. Rather, i would hear a faint sort of "YAY" sound, and I would r
You should have your battery and cables cleaned and serviced first. Then have the battery load tested and then if it still turns slow then you will need to replace the starter. You may just have a weak battery that...
Question
Where is the starter located on my 2007 Mitsubishi raider?
Hi there. The starter location on your engine is on the driver side in the back of the engine. If there is a whirling noise by the alternator area when starting the engine up, then either there is a vacuum...
Question
I have a 1993 Mitsubishi Mirage. Starter went out and I bought another one an it's still grinding on the flywheel.
Hi there. The start will need to have shims put in between the starter and the engine block. This will make the start pinion gear line up with the teeth on the flywheel. The pinion gear on the starter is...
Question
Negative battery terminal sparks/smokes no power to car
Hi there. Check the condition of the starter wires when they were installed. See if the small remote wire on the starter solenoid is touching the main battery cable wire on the starter solenoid. If these two wires were to...
Question
Swapped transmission and installed new clutch kit now car wont start.
Hi there. Check the crankshaft position sensor and see if it is unplugged. If the crankshaft position sensor is not plugged in to the harness, then the sensor will keep the engine from starting. A camshaft position sensor will try...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question