It seems that you are replacing parts hoping to solve the problem and spending money unnecessarily. If you mean that the engine is rotating but not starting, do a methodical search for the problem. (1)Check for compreesion at all cylinders. If compression varies from high to low from cylinder to cylinder, you may have a burnt valve, a blown head gasket, or a cracked cylinder head. (2)Check the wiring for a burntout fusible link in the starting circuit. (3)Check for spark at the spark plugs, (4)check for spark at the distributer, check rotor for wear and cap for cracks or crud at the contacts. (5) check for spark at the coil and check for spark there, if no spark there, the trouble is in the wiring. (A)If you get spark at plugs, problem may be no fuel getting to cylinder, disconnect fuel line at the carbureter and check for fuel. If no fuel coming out, next step would be to disconnect the fuel filter on the engine side of the flow. If no fuel, filter may be dirty. Disconnect hose at other side of filter, if no fuel, then fuel pump is At Fault. etc. I would recommend you go to your local library and checkout a manual - it is certainly worth the trip and gives a lot better ways of trouble-shooting the no-start problem. Good luck.
Yes, a starter solenoid can drain a battery. When a starter solenoid is not working properly it can actually keep rotating the starter after the car's ignition is turned off. Since it requires a battery to actuate the starter, the battery will eventually be drained of power.
If you know the battery and connections at the battery are good then it is more than likely a defective starter.
Try replacing the starter. If by low cranking amp you mean the starter is not rotating or is rotating very slowly, there are two possibilities: (1) The battery is not the correct one for your vehicle - you probably need a battery with more amps output. Check at your local auto parts store for the correct battery for your vehicle. (2) The starter is either stuck or "dragging". Dragging is caused by worn bushings, allowing the starter to drag against the armature within the starter, rotating v-e-r-y slowly or not at all. You will definitely hear a grinding or dragging sound as the starter tries to rotate. If the starter does not turn at all, the starter drive may be locked up, or it may be burnt out.
If your '99 Maxima will not start even after you have changed the starter, you might have a dead battery or a bad starter solenoid. You could also have an empty gas tank.
If the starter is "clicking" then check the battery to make sure that is has enough juice to turn the starter. If the battery is good. It could be your starter solenoid is bad. Most of these are built into the starter nowadays. You will have to have the starter changed. I am betting on the battery especially if it is older. Another culprit could be your alternator failing to charge your battery.
You wired it up wrong, or the new starter was defective.
Check the battery and see if it is charged or needs to be changed. Check the battery cables Check the starter condition
Seized engine? Loose or cooroded battery terminal Bad starter solenoid? Bad neutral or clutch safety switch?
it could be your starter selinoide which should be in the engine compartment near the battery and the big waire from your battery goes to it!
Wired incorrectlyor defective starter solenoid that stuck in closed position
There is no battery in the starter.
Dead or weak battery? Loose or corroded battery cables? Defective starter solenoid?
Corroded battery terminals, defective battery, or starter.Corroded battery terminals, defective battery, or starter.
follow the battery + cable from the battery down to the starter post. There you will find a starter.
Bad battery, bad solenoid, bad cables.
suspect starter relay locate relay and replace temp solution run wire straight to battery from starter make sure in neutral when starting
Check your alternator and your connections form the battery to the Starter. You may just have a bad connection If that does not work, your solenoid on your starter has gone bad, a new solenoid or starter may be needed. Check the start switch on the clutch pedal if so equiped.
Weak Battery? Loose or corroded battery cables? Weak starter solenoid? Bad starter? Weak Battery? Loose or corroded battery cables? Weak starter solenoid? Bad starter?
First check the cables going to the battery and where they connect to the battery and the body of the car and engine and to the starter if all of that is good then I would think that it may be the starter.
It is mounted on top of the starter, to the starter. Follow the positive battery cable from the battery, it will lead you right to it.
The starter on a 98 Ford Contour SE is changed by disconnecting the battery, jacking the vehicle up, and removing the starter shield. The retaining bolts and bracket can then be removed, the wires disconnected, and the starter removed.
So, what you're saying is that your car isn't charging the battery since you changed the starter... is that right. If so, my guess is that you accidently left off or possibly even burned out the fusible link between the battery cable and the alternator. If this is the case, that's why it won't charge. So, make sure yoiu've still got a connection between the wire between your battery cable at the starter and the alternator. So, what you're saying is that your car isn't charging the battery since you changed the starter... is that right. If so, my guess is that you accidently left off or possibly even burned out the fusible link between the battery cable and the alternator. If this is the case, that's why it won't charge. So, make sure yoiu've still got a connection between the wire between your battery cable at the starter and the alternator.
Since you changed your battery and starter I'm assuming you are getting fuel and spark is your problem. You should check your starter relay, the wires from the relay to your starter, the wires from your battery to the relay, the wires from your locking cylinder to the relay, and your locking cylinder. You might also check your alternator. You can take it to a parts store to have it bench tested for free.
Ignition switch, battery, battery cables, starter relay, starter solnoid, starter, flywheel ring gear.
Your starter is incapable of being drained. It is an electric motor. However a bad starter can drain your battery