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clicking.(click. click. click.) not a continuous click, one click for every turn of the key. If it continue to click rapidly on one turn of the key it's your battery. T.S

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Q: What are the sign of a bad starter or bad ignition switch?
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Car won't start with key switch but will if you jumper over solenoid on starter?

Defective Starter solenoid or ignition switch. Ignition switch is bad.


How do you know when the ignition switch gone bad?

It will not engage and send current to the starter. You will not hear a click or anything else if the ignition switch is bad. With your headlights on when you turn the ignition if the lights dim is it not the ignition switch but more than likely a bad starter. If the lights do not dim it is more than likely the ignition switch.


Can a bad ignition switch keep the starter engaged?

Probably not a bad ignition switch, but more likely a bad starter solenoid. It takes a lot of current to get a starter to turn, to much to go through such a small switch like the ignition switch. The ignition switch actually controls a relay(solenoid) which can handle the needed current to get the starter going. On a lot of modern cars the solenoid is built into the starter unlike older cars and trucks where it was mounted on the firewall between the battery and the starter.


Can a bad ignition switch cause a starter to not work?

Yes


What if your 95 cutlass sepreme starter wont click when you turn the ignition?

Seized Engine? Weak or dead battery? Loose or corroded battery cables? Bad starter solenoid? Bad starter? Bad neutral safety switch? Bad ignition switch?


Why will a Toyota corolla with a brand new battery not turn over?

Bad Starter. Bad Starter Relay. Bad Ignition Switch. Bad Ignition Module. Improper Ground.


Why will a car not start with key but will start by the solenoid?

it should be defective ignition switch...................It could be anything between the ignition switch and the terminal on the starter solenoid. There may be a bad ignition switch, bad ignition fuse or a bad fuseable link.


2000 s10 everything works on ignition switch except start position?

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Why won't a 1989 Cadillac DeVille start if the battery alternator starter are all good and the wiring has been checked?

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Engine Seized? Dead Battery? Loose or corroded battery cables Bad starter? Bad starter solenoid? Bad neutral or clutch safety switch? Bad ignition switch?


92 Chevy 2500 you have replaced the starter when you turn the key the starter wont engage?

This could be a bad ignition switch, ignition relay, or ignition fuse.


You Turn ignition keyhave lights and radio but no engine turnover?

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Could your ignition switch be bad car turns over?

No, not if the starter is engaging.


What could cause the starter not to work in a 1987 Dodge Dakota 4 cylinder?

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Why wont your 1992 Camero Engine rotate when you attempt to start it?

bad battery or cables. Automatic trans not in park. Broken loose connections at the starter or ignition switch. Starter moter pinion jammed in flywheel. Bad starter, or ignition switch. Seized engine.


Why would a 1998 Buick not start when you turn the key?

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A no start condition can be caused by a bad battery, bad connections on the battery, bad connections on the starter or ground and possibly by a bad neutral safety switch or ignition switch. Use a test light and see if your getting fire to the small wire on the starter when someone trys to start it. If you are, the starter is not working. If you aren't, check the ignition switch and the safety switch.


How do start a 1994 Chevy cavalier when the battery and alternator is good but still wont turn over?

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What is wrong when car runs and then will not crank?

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Can't start 1989 Chevy Suburban with the key only by directly wiring starter is there a fuse link from the ignition wiring to the starter?

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