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Starter Motor stuck? try this simple trick...not just for bmw's but all cars

You can try a simple trick , get a friend to turn the ignition on as if to start the motor, with a small hammer or long bar, tap the starter motor this should release the solenoid and the vehicle should turn over, make sure you are not near any moving parts when it does start, if then you turn the motor off, and try to start it again with the key as normal and it does not start, but will start with hitting it again, you need a new or reconditioned starter motor as this one is worn and needs replacing..........NOT JUST FOR BMW'S, ALL CARS

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The car would not start even with a jump. In fact it didn't sound like it was beginning to turn over at all. A test of the batter revealed that it had 1 volt! So I installed a new battery thinking that would do the trick.. However same problem. All the gauges and lights work, but no sound at all when I turn the ignition. In addition, there is a clicking coming from one of the relays which is labeled 98884-98831 and below thatTN156700-1072 12V made by DENSO.


Hi this sounds more like a starter motor problem, what you can do is locate the starter motor on your vehicle, using either a long bar or a hammer tap the starter then try turning the motor..if that does not work, get someone to help tap the starter while you turn the ignition at the same time this should free the solinoid on the starter, once you have started your vehicle, turn it off and try again without tapping the starter motor, if it fails to turn over then you will need a new starter, if it starts as normal, turn it off 2 or 3 more times just to make sure it continues to start hope this helps please vote thanks good luck

Jul 09, 2011 | Toyota Camry Cars & Trucks

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the motor wont turn over i have power to everything else. i turn the key and the motor doesnt even click or attemp to turn


possible starter issue, try to lightly tap starter with hammer, be very cautious when doing so, you will damage starter if you hit it to hard, after tapping starter start car if that does not work another simple possibility is the steerwheel lock, with ignition on off possition turn steering wheel, listen for click, then turn key to start.

Mar 21, 2011 | 1988 Ford Mustang

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try to turn the ruck on and it just clicks once on the starter solenoid, what should i do?


hi you can try a simple trick , get a friend to turn the ignition on as if to start the motor, with a small hammer or long bar, tap the starter motor this should release the solenoid and the vehicle should turn over, make sure you are not near any moving parts when it does start, if then you turn the motor off, and try to start it again with the key as normal and it does not start, but will start with hitting it again, you need a new or reconditioned starter motor as this one is worn and needs replacing...hope this helps

Oct 11, 2010 | Ford F-150 Cars & Trucks

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My truck will randomly not start, it seems like the ignition switch is bad. It will start fine but every once in a while, when I turn the ignition, it dead, nothing, I mean all the electronics work but it is dead, after trying a few times, it starts like nothings wrong. Thank you


You have the classic signs of a failing starter solenoid.

As I'm on the opposite side of the Atlantic Ocean (England) your vehicle model is unfamiliar to me, but almost all modern vehicles have pre-engaged starter motors which means that the solenoid is mounted to the starter as an integral unit. As fixing this problem means replacing the solenoid, it usually means replacing the entire starter motor assembly. But if the solenoid is failing then the starter motor is also usually pretty tired as well.

If you ever do get stuck before you get the chance to fix it, then a sharp tap on the solenoid with a hammer will normally free it up and allow you to start, but when the fault gets really bad even that trick doesn't work. Note that for accessibility reasons you may need to place a long metal bar (or screwdriver) against the solenoid and then apply the sharp hammer tap to the end of the bar. It's therefore best to find out how to access the solenoid and to keep the necessary tools in the trunk now, rather than having to find out on a dark rainy night.

Sep 09, 2010 | 2002 GMC Sierra

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1993 SATURN WILL NOT CRANK ALSO TRY TO JUMP START WAS WORK SHUT OFF CAR AND WILL NOT TURN OVER


hi this might be a fault with your starter motor or starter motor solinoid you can try..getting a friend to turn the key in ignition as if they were trying to crank engine, at same time they do this, hit the starter with somthing like hammer or long bar, make sure you are not near any moving parts , as if it does crank you might get caught in them, just keep tapping it if it starts you have a faulty starter and will need replacing....hope this helps...be safe

Apr 18, 2010 | 1993 Saturn SL

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