If you mean the key turns on and you have lights, the battery is ok. Yes you can hot wire it. First, make sure the kill switch is in the run position. You can also have a bad button and or wiring going to the starter relay. The relay is the switch that connects the battery to the starter. Check all cables from the battery. Check to see that the other side of the relay cable is tight, and is tight at the starter. The way to hot wire at the starter solenoid: just run/jump 12volts from from the battery side to the small nut/lug on side of solenoid. There are only three connections on it one big cable in (from battery), one big cable (to the starter). If this does not get the bike turning over, try taking a pair of pliers and using the handle ends, short the two big ends together. If it then turns over you have a bad starter soleinoid. Have key on, bike out of gear and choke on; bike should start. Hope this helps. Ben Parker,San Jose, Ca
Starter selenoid no good
Yes. Without sufficient charge, the starter will not have enough amperage to crank.
The positive battery cable connects directly to the starter. Depending on what type of vehicle it is, the solenoid is either on the starter or on the inner fender. Power for the solenoid comes from the ignition switch. You can run a wire to the solenoid to cause the starter to engage.
Did you follow the starter alignment instructions when you replaced the starter? Are you getting oil on the Bendix? That could cause the starter gear to engage slowly. It is possible that the replacment starter has a problem. Also, if the previous starter had the same problem it could have damaged the gear on the flex plate.
The starter could be close to the exhaust pipe, and the solenoid could be getting hot and might have a failure on the coil.
There's a special spring-loaded cog at the end of the starter that's meant to engage when the starter is going and to retract when it isn't. If this special(Bendix) cog don't retract, the starter will remain engaged. You'll have to pull the starter and look at the axle at the end by the flywheel.
A bad flywheel can definitely cause the engine not to turn over. The flywheel has teeth. If the teeth are chipped or broken, then the starter can not engage to spin the engine over.
Either you have a poor electrical connection to your starter or the starter solenoid is going out and will not engage the starter gear to the flex plate/fly wheel on your motor.
No,there is no circuit protection between the battery and the starter. If the starter is causing a dead short to ground, there is definitely something wrong with the starter. Pull it and have it checked. The switch that engages the high current is inside the starter. If the starter is fried and perhaps something melted to ground, every time you engage it you will get a dead short.
Possibly if the starter solenoid contacts are weakened as this will cause them to reconnect long enough to start the vehicle or the plunger is seized in the wrong position. Once you start tapping starters to engage them a replacement is on the horizon.
No, a starter cannot cause a battery to fail to charge. It could cause the battery to discharge quickly.
No. A bad starter would cause the car not to start.
Could be old age. Usually, either the motor dies that spins the wheel or the bendix doesn't kick the gear out to engage with the flywheel. Sometimes the solenoid fails too.
Yes, by using it to short the solenoid. It's dangerous and can cause fire. You can engage the starter with a screwdriver and crank the engine over but you would still have to "hot wire" the ignition system to run the engine.
It depends... by Seize do you mean that the engine is locked up and wont turn at all. It could be a starter failure as if the starter went out or the Starter Solenoid causing the starter not to work or engage and by it not working or engaging it wont turn the engine over to start the vehicle... if it is turning over you have to check to see if your receiving fuel, then if you are, check for spark.
The starter in your vehicle works at a very low speed. It is only used to crank the engine enough to help it run from a standstill. The car's normal idle speed is +/- 700 - 800rpm. Even at this low speed it would be too fast for the starter to handle. Furthermore, keeping the starter engaged would cause unnecessary wear on the starter parts, as well as the flywheel gear (ringgear). It would also be another mechanical device the engine has to turn, thus decreasing the efficiency.
The starter is probably not aligned with the flywheel. The clearance between the starter and the ring gear needs to be checked.
A starter will not disengage if the ignition switch is stuck or if the solenoid has jammed. This will cause the starter to constantly receive power.
The starter itself.. that would be unlikely... but a wire connected to the starter could on some vehicles.
A failed starter is a likely cause.
A bad starter might make a noise. The starter could also go bad with no noise or warning. However if the starter is making noise then there is a problem that could cause failure at any time
bad starter or bad connection to starter or bad ground on battery or starter
The starter relay (solenoid) points are melted together.
Could be the starter relay
bad starter or starter solenoid.