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 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?
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.
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.
That depends upon what the starter problem is. If the battery is exhausted, you can use another vehicle's battery, with jumper cables.
your battery is dead or the starter solenoid
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
Is starter working?
Dead battery low battery will click check all connections for tightness If battery is charged and still no response starter for sure.
If a 94 Thunderbird starter will not turn over, the battery may be dead. The battery should be charged with jumper cables.
is the battery fully charged?