It can be the solonoid or the starter itself. TAke it to a garage and have it checked out.
I have the same problem in my Explorer Sport. It could be your Anti-Theft immobilizer. Somehow my keys unprogrammed themselves, which didnt match the code in the ignition, therefore the car would not start. If a mechanic cannot fix the problem, call a locksmith.
Yes, if the battery is weak it will not provide enough electrical energy to properly operate the starter.
Double check the battery cables at the battery and at the engine, be sure they are clean and tight.
If a 94 Thunderbird starter will not turn over, the battery may be dead. The battery should be charged with jumper cables.
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.
Follow the + battery cable should connect to the starter solenoid (relay) either at the top of starter or at the inner fender perhaps under battery
No. You need a good battery for the voltage and amperage to operate the starter.
It can very well be the battery. Takes almost no amperage to operate a radio. I would suspect it is either the battery or the battery connections.
It could be starter, battery, keyswitch, neutral lockout switch or electrical connections.
Starter is the electric motor powered by the battery that turns the crankshaft before the pistons operate. check related link below
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?
Weak battery? Seized engine? Loose or corroded battery cables? Bad Starter solenoid? Bad starter? Bad neutral safety switch?
It is located on the passenger side fender firewall behind the battery.
Its bolted to the inner fender on the drivers side near the battery
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.
A starter is an electrical device that requires the proper supply of electricity to operate properly. Weak battery or loose or corroded connections and it will not function properly.
you have left a small lead with a female connector off the starter motor solonoid
Follow the + battery cable -jump the small terminal and the wire to the starter (Make sure in neutral) Starter should operate
Is the new battery well charged? Is the starter bendix stuck? Is the starter ring stuck?
Could be, (assuming the starter is not cranking the engine) a bad starter, dirty or loose battery connections, the engine is seized.
yes. unless the starter has shorted out and drained the battery or burned a system fuse all of the lights should operate as usual
It may have had enough power to run, but not enough amperage or voltage to operate the starter. Check the battery with a tester. Voltage should read at least 12 volts. If that is OK check the battery terminals to see if they are clean and tight. If you battery is fully charged and the connections are clean and tight check the starter by turning on your headlights and having someone watch them to see if they go dim when the starter is actuated. If they do go dim or almost out when the starter is actuated the starter is at fault. If they don't show any difference in brightness when the starter is actuated the solenoid at the starter is bad or the ignition switch is bad. Run a test lead from the + side of the battery to the s terminal of the starter . If they starter turns over the switch is bad. If the starter doesn't turn over the solenoid is bad.
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?
On my 1995 Ford Explorer , as far as I know , the starter solenoid is mounted on the starter and the starter relay ( which most people just refer to as the solenoid ) is mounted near my battery and has the positive battery cable connected to it ( a relay is a low voltage switch ) P.S. I'm not a mechanic / technician