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How do you tell if you need a new starter or ignition?

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2005-10-25 20:17:11
2005-10-25 20:17:11

If it's the ignition your vehicles motor will not turn over at all. If it does turn over it's either one of three things: battery, alternator, or starter. You can take your starter, battery and alternator to a local advance auto parts and they will test the charge for you. That will tell you what you need to know.

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first check all of your fuses and relays. you may need a new starter or ignition switch

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When it fails. There is no set time to replace a starter.

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There is no battery in the starter.

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go to your local garage/mechanic and ask him/her to check the charge in your battery

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Start by removing the battery connection and then locate the starter near the ignition. Locate the starter between the transaxle and the engine. Unplug the wires and unwrench the starter. Replace with the new one.


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