1 . Your battery terminal connections loose ( broken , look for cracks ) 2 . Automatic transmission not in park / neutral . Clutch not all the way to floor 3 . Starter solenoid faulty 4 . Ignition switch faulty 5 . Engine seized ? 6 . Starter motor solenoid faulty ( turn key do you hear a click sound ) 7 . If yes it could be your starter motor 8 . If NO itcould be starter relay Buy your self a Haynes Repair Manual for your make of veh / year The Troubleshooting section is well worth reading for this type of problem
Test the battery with a digital voltmeter. You should get a reading of 12.6 V if the battery is fully charged. If the battery is fully charged then you know the alternator is functioning properly and your problem is more than likely a defective starter.
My understanding is that you are hearing the starter "click" but it does not engage. If that is correct your answer is: Typically either 1. the battery isn't fully charged (either a problem with the charging system, something is running the battery down or the alternator isn't charging properly) 2. a poor electrical connection somewhere between the starter and the battery or 3. a problem with the starter or solenoid.
My 2000 GMC Jimmy is slow cranking. The battery voltage meter is showing charged so I am assuming that the starter is the problem. Where do I find the starter to remove it?
I means you have a battery problem or a starter problem or dirty/loose battery cable connections. If the battery is operating the starter and the starter is turning the engine over but the engine won't start and run, you may have a spark problem or a fuel problem.
A prevalent problem with starters is that connections loosen and corrode; before suspecting a bad starter or solenoid, inspect, clean, and tighten all connections, including the ones at the battery. Also, insure battery is fully charged.
change the battery every time I've had that it's been the battery the likely problem is not the battery but the solenoid that is attached to the starter motor
That depends upon what the starter problem is. If the battery is exhausted, you can use another vehicle's battery, with jumper cables.
Dead battery low battery will click check all connections for tightness If battery is charged and still no response starter for sure.
your battery is dead or the starter solenoid
is the battery fully charged?
If a 94 Thunderbird starter will not turn over, the battery may be dead. The battery should be charged with jumper cables.
Is starter working?
Hard to determine where the problem may be. If the battery is strong but the starter spins slowly, the problem is at the starter. If the starter spins freely, the problem lies elsewhere (ie, fuel system, electrical/electronic, ignition switch, etc.).
Remove the starter and haeit checked at auto parts for amp draw Check the alternator to see if it is keeping the battery charged Check engine ignition timing may be too far advanced
Because there is insufficient energy to the starter and/or ignition system. Possible reasons: * That typically occurs when the battery is not fully charged or incapable of holding a full charge. * A faulty battery can cause the problem; if one or more of the battery cells are incapable of holding a charge, you could experience what you describe. * A weak or faulty alternator could result in a partially charged battery. * Poor battery connections or starter connection could result in insufficient electrical energy reaching the starter motor. * It's also possible that a faulty starter motor is drawing too much current.
Check the battery and see if it is charged or needs to be changed. Check the battery cables Check the starter condition
Starter solenoid? Battery not fully charged?
Yes, most likely its the starter if the battery is fully charged and it still wont crank. When you turn the key, you should hear a click. That click is the starter engaging. No click, means the starter is no good.
The starter is stuck or apparently engaged, replace the starter to eliminate your problem.
Most new batteries should come charged, unless the new battery is actually one that has been sitting on the shelf for a quite a while. If you're having problems starting, you might have a problem with the starter itself. Good Luck!!!
Check the starter.
If it starts with a jump, then it is obvious the problem is with the battery. Or, if it started with the new battery at first and then will not start later on without a jump, your alternator is defective. If the battery is fully charged and the positive and negative cables are good, it's possible that the starter motor is bad.
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.
because its gone bad the starter solenoid is engaging the gears, yet the motor fails to spin
Its a huge possibility your starter is out.