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Unread 10-20-2011, 03:29 PM   #1
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Starter help!!! ASAP

I'm stuck at school right now because my starter gave out on me I already tried the majortiy of this to get it to work but I'm hoping you guys know some little tricks thatll help me get it started I need help asap ahahha thanks guys

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Unread 10-20-2011, 03:35 PM   #2
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Are you familiar with "popping the clutch"?
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Unread 10-20-2011, 03:36 PM   #3
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I have an automatic
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Unread 10-20-2011, 03:37 PM   #4
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Smack the starter with a hammer or screwdiver. Sometimes it will get it going.
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Unread 10-20-2011, 03:40 PM   #5
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OK. Are you sure that it's the starter? Is there any possibility that it could be the battery and/or alternator? Are all the connections clean? Have you tried to jump it? Did you try to tap the starter with a hammer?
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Unread 10-20-2011, 03:51 PM   #6
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I already tapped it with a hammer. Tried jumping it. Disconnected the battery than reconnrcted it. Checked all my lines and there all good. When I flip the key over it clicks but dosent crank this happened about a week ago and I did a startter swap but I guess the ****ty autozone brand didn't work too well.
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Unread 10-20-2011, 03:54 PM   #7
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Solenoid problem... you can make contact by placing a screwdriver to each post of the solenoid... it will turn over and start but you need a new starter/solenoid............
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Unread 10-20-2011, 04:03 PM   #8
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Ok so what exactly am I doing?
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Unread 10-20-2011, 04:15 PM   #9
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Applying voltage to the "S" post on the relay will close it and send voltage to the starter. It's gonna make some sparks when touched to a pos voltage connection. Another thing you can do if you have a set of jumper is to take connect on end to the battery, blk to blk and red to red. On the other end, connect the black to the starter case and the red end to the threaded stud that goes from the relay to the starter. Sam thing, you will probably get some sparks. Be ready.
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Unread 10-20-2011, 04:21 PM   #10
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Ok thanks by doing that with the cables will I fry my starter and solenoid?
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Unread 10-20-2011, 05:23 PM   #11
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Typically, clicking means not enough energy passing through the circuit.

The most common cause is a weak battery or bad connections.

But no, you will not fry the starter or solenoid when you jump across the starter relay posts with a screwdriver. It will either turn over or it won't. When you jump across the relay contacts you are imitating the ignition switch.

First of all, CHECK THE GROUNDS and battery connections. Make sure that you actually remove the ground cables, scrub/file/scrape the connections down to bare metal, then reconnect tightly.

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