Car Starting Problems
Starters and Ignition Systems

Can you manually start a car if the starter is not working?


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2014-06-03 20:35:43
2014-06-03 20:35:43

IF it is a manual transmission, you can push the car with the clutch pedal down, and then release the pedal after you moving and it will cause the engine to turn over and run. IF it is an automatic, try rapping on the starter while someone cranks it. Temporary fixes.

Please note that rapping the starter with tools can break the pole pieces inside the starter case, and it can result in damages that could have been avoided.


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Jump the wires on the starter solenoid - Jumper wire connected the large cable running to the starter and the smaller "trigger" wire The solenoid in most vehicles today is located ON the starter. If you attempt the aforementioned answer, BE CAREFUL.

Like any other car The starter turns the crankshaft and that gets all the other stuff working to have the car start.

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If your starter is dead you can start it with a set of jumper cables. You have to hook them up to car that is running and it needs a starter, so at the end of the day you used a starter even if it wasn't on your car. Yes, you can start a car without a starter. The easiest way to by push starting it if it's a manual transmission.

When opened by the starter switch, it sends electricity from the battery to the starter motor to start the car.

It allowed for the installation of a self-starter. Prior to that the engine had to be manually starter with a hand crank.

if you have good battery and cable connections, the starter motor or starter relay is bad

Yes, it is possible to jump start a car with a bad starter, but not for very long. The car will eventually die again. It is best to take it to an accredited mechanic and have a professional fix the starter on your car.

wrong key when using the remote starter the starter does't crank long enough to start the car. Starting the car with the key the car starts five. Could use some help.

No, the starter is usually for help starting your car along with your battery. If your car is stalling chack all your spark plugs and wires. If that doesn't work your alternator might not be working. Starters help your car START.

Start with no starter??That car isn't going anywhere unless you change the starter or tow it.

No. A bad starter would cause the car not to start.

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No, once the car is started the starter is no longer required, it then disengages.

Assuming it started before the starter was replaced, the starter and/or starter wiring are not installed correctly.

Do the lights and other accessories come on? Check the starter or the keyswitch if everything else is working.

It is located right behind the ignition. It is important that this part is working correctly so that your car will start.

First make sure your battery is fully charged. Crank the car, if the engine is turning over (moving) your starter is working. HTH

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