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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...
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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How can I locate the starter on a 1996 eclipse
Depending on the motor you have in your car the starter may be in left front of motor, left rear of motor or right rear of motor. If you give me the motor size and if it is turbocharged or...
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How to separate the intermediate steering shaft on a Chrysler 300.
You may want to remove the drivers side steering rack and pinion mount bolt and pull down the rack to gain access to remove starter better. To get the intermediate shaft loose you should lock steering straight ahead and secure...
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Just replaced the starter. 1st try worked great. Next 4 trys only a click at starter. All lights work. Not a batt prob.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There may be one of several issues going on. First, make sure all of the electrical connections to the starter, including the ground, are clean, dry, and tight. Secondly, a shim is often needed...
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Can I supply the part for the service that I need done?
You can supply your own parts but will not get any warranty for the install if the part is defective or has a problem down the road. If we supply the part then we can warranty it.
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Where is the starter located in a 2012 kia forte
The starter is under the intake manifold on side of the engine near transmission.
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Hi Dave, When turning the key to start the car, the starter sounds like it is spinning, but it makes a whining sound like it is n
I would first recommend to have the battery jump started first to see if problem is due to the battery being low on charge or cranking power. If jumping does not help then you most likely have a defective starter....
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i dont know where to find my starter relay on my 1994 subaru legacy
Hello, thank you for writing in. The starter relay will either be under the dashboard inside the vehicle, or it will be in the main fuse box located in the engine bay. If you cannot find it in the main...
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Started hits flywheel but won't turn till crank is turned half turn
The first thing to check is the battery voltage. It should be 12.6 if the battery is fully charged and shouldn't drop below 10 when the starter is engaged. You might just have a weak battery and some engines are...
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1991 chevy g20 van replaced wih new fly wheel and starter after 2 days getting clanking sound when i first start vehicle
You should check to make sure the starter bolts did not come loose and remove the lower inspection cover for transmission and check to see if flywheel teeth are damaged or flywheel is loose or bolts for torque converter are...
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Have 93 accord 5 speed. Won't crank and gear shift moves into gears without pressing clutch. All lights and battery is good. Thx
When the engine is not running, it is perfectly normal to be able to select gears without pushing the clutch. If the clutch pedal feels the same as it always has, then there is probably no issue there. Your car...
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Starter not engaging at all but passed bench test
You will need to check the voltage at the starter when someone is cranking it to make sure cables are sending all the voltage to it. You can do a voltage drop on the cables to see if one is...
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hey i have a 1990 ford probe GT and it has some sort of electrical issue where it start by itself. it needs to be jump started. bu
The problem sounds like the starter solenoid is sticking. You will need to check the small wire to starter to see if it is getting power all the time and if it is not powered then replace starter. If it...
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97 chevy tahoe when I turn key to on or run position the starter starts cranking and won't stop cranking It does not do it when of
This problem can be caused by an ignition switch to starter circuit problem like a bad ignition switch or starter relay. I have also seen where aftermarket alarms with remote start short and cause the starter to stay engaged. You...
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Car not starting after being parked on flooded street
The water may have been high enough to get the starter and wiring wet. I would suggest trying to jump start the vehicle after it has been allowed to dry out for a day or two to see if the...
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starter Bendix is free spinning with a 34% I have taken out the starter an checked the teeth on it an flywheel I also bench testd
The problem sounds like the starter is bad and cannot be tested on bench properly for engagement. I recommend getting the starting battery system checked and replace the starter after checking the system for any other issues.
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My ford f 150 want turn over changed battery
Hello. There may be one of several issues wrong. When having starting and running issues, always verify that the alternator and battery are working perfectly first. Make sure the battery cables and grounds are clean, dry, and tight. From there,...
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I had a 10A fuse blow for my gauges. I replaced with a new one. Now the car just starts in the on position.
The problem sounds light the starter relay or starter is stuck in the on position and would need to be replaced.

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