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If you have a fully charged battery but when you turn the key there is no response at all but the dash lights and radio come on could you have starter problem?


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2015-07-16 18:05:04
2015-07-16 18:05:04

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


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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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