Most likely, your starter isn't the problem. You may have a bad alternator. Usually when your battery doesn't recharge properly it's an issue with the alternator. Have a mechanic inspect the alternator if you're not comfortable doing it yourself. If it is an issue with the alternator, it's a pretty cheap fix.
No, a starter cannot cause a battery to fail to charge. It could cause the battery to discharge quickly.
If the starter is "clicking" then check the battery to make sure that is has enough juice to turn the starter. If the battery is good. It could be your starter solenoid is bad. Most of these are built into the starter nowadays. You will have to have the starter changed. I am betting on the battery especially if it is older. Another culprit could be your alternator failing to charge your battery.
So, what you're saying is that your car isn't charging the battery since you changed the starter... is that right. If so, my guess is that you accidently left off or possibly even burned out the fusible link between the battery cable and the alternator. If this is the case, that's why it won't charge. So, make sure yoiu've still got a connection between the wire between your battery cable at the starter and the alternator. So, what you're saying is that your car isn't charging the battery since you changed the starter... is that right. If so, my guess is that you accidently left off or possibly even burned out the fusible link between the battery cable and the alternator. If this is the case, that's why it won't charge. So, make sure yoiu've still got a connection between the wire between your battery cable at the starter and the alternator.
A battery jump starter works by taking the charge from another battery, such as in another car, and passing it to the dead battery. When the charge is sufficient in starting the dead battery, it should then start charging itself as the engine runs.
To hold an electrical charge, This charge is needed to start the engine by way of the starter.
That would be your starter. Get a used one at a wrecking yard if the new is too expensive. They are plentiful for Cavaliers and used works just as good as new. Wrecking yard. Before you go and buy a new starter/used starter and change it... check the battery for a good charge... If the battery is low it could cause the starter solenoid to hop. This hopping would also sound like a turn signal. If the battery charge is good then I would agree it is a starter solenoid.
you jump start it and drive it around for 20 minutes and the altinator should charge it
Yes. Without sufficient charge, the starter will not have enough amperage to crank.
The first thing I would check on, would be the battery not holding charge(bad battery), The battery terminal should be tight and VERY clean, Alternator not putting out enough juice to keep the battery charged. Or the starter is weak and looking for a replacement..
battery not holding a charge, altenator not putting enough power.
YesFirst if the starter is bad the car will not start, if it will not start it can not charge the battery.If the starter will not work it can mean there is an electrical problem that will also prevent the alternator from charging the batteryThe starter itself CAN NOT CAUSE CHARGING PROBLEMS!The extra load on the battery can ruin the battery and that can ruin the alternator. But before that NO.
the starter solenoid only engages the starter when the key switch is activated. the alternator is what charges the battery which is located under or along side the flywheel
If it won't turn over then suspect the starter. Check for power at the starter itself.
Turns over but will not start or will not turn over? Is there a small wire at the battery, positive side that is not connected?
go to your local garage/mechanic and ask him/her to check the charge in your battery
your battery voltage is low charge or replace
A starter does drain a battery. The battery holds a charge so that you can use your starter to start the car. After the car is started the alternator recharges your battery and runs your car and all it's accessories. If your car won't start or is having a hard time starting you can drain your battery by repeated unsuccessful attempts to start it.
Make sure battery and charging system are working. Are battery contacts clean and on firmly? Is battery holding a charge, not going dead after a few days of no activity? Is the alternator delivering 13 or 14 volts? Are wires to starter clean and on firmly? If yes to all, suspect starter. A starter can fail different ways: With worn internal contacts it will click but not turn over. With stuck solenoid drive, may whirr but not engage. With faulty solenoid may do nothing. Remove starter and bring to auto parts store for testing
i think what it is, you need to charge your battery but let it charge for about five minutes and if that doesn't work then you need a different battery
First make sure that this battery has a charge. Check its volts. Then if the battery is good, make sure the conectionns are clean. Then clean the connection to the starter relay ( solenoid ) just beside the battery. Then if needed, clean the conx. at the starter. If all the conx. are good, and still no start, jump the positive battery conx. at the starter relay to one of the small plug in conx. If the starter engages, then possible bad ign. switch. Hope something works. Good luck.
First, turn on the headlights. Now, have someone watch them as you try to start the car; do they get dim? If so, the battery is in need of a charge; If not, you need to check your connections at the starter. You may have a bad starter, starter solenoid, or connection.
New battery needs a charge? Loose or corroded battery cable? Engine seized? Bad starter Bad starter solenoid? Bad neutral or clutch safety switch?
bad starter, or wire to starter
Check your cable connections to the battery.... disconnect from the battery, then charge battery. reconnect and should be fine also you may want to check the wireing to the starter if these dont fix the problem smack the starter with a hammer if its carrroied up inside that should let you start it if wires are good at battrie slionid and starter replace starter