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My 2000 flstc after I ride for a while the starter has trouble engaging and just zings ,I just put a new battery in it and it will start after being on a battery assist for a day .

Starting problems ?

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Have you tried pulling the starter and putting it back on? sometimes gears in a starter dont want to line up correctly and that is where the zing comes in, could have bad teeth on the starter or fly wheel as well that are causing this to occur... I have had the same problem with a chevy truck, the zinging and sometimes hangin up, I tightened a bolt on the flywheel and rehung the starter,it fired right up. check the wire connections also either loose or from corrosion on the starter connections as well as the battery... hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Starting problems

My car recently had starter problems. It would make a weird sound when i started the car and then one day it wouldn't start at all. it wasn't the battery because the lights were working and so was the radio. I had the starter replaced for about $200 and now its starting a lot better.

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SOURCE: 2000 chevy impala starting problem

i used to work as a GM mechanic for years, and we had quite a few complaints like yours, GM issued a computer reprogram to resolve most issues with starting, i would contact your local dealer and have them check for open campaigns or bulletins for your car if there is one they will do it at no cost to you.

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SOURCE: new starter getting schliiiiing noise

sounds like the starter is not engaging the flywheel if the starter make noise like a power saw and the engine is not cranking may be the starter solenoid is not working I have seen this happen whit brand new starters now before you change your starter again ask some one to turn the key for you and see if the crankshaft or any otter pulley is rotating. if noting turn then replace the starter again and ask them to tested for you at the store and see if the gear comes out like it shut. If you see the crankshaft and pulleys rotating but the engine wont start you have otter problem if the engine hardly turn whit a fully charge battery or jump start from another car take all spark plugs off and tray again whit out the spark plugs if coolant comes out of the engine you have a floated cylinder and a blown head gasket. Note may be a good idea to change your battery clamps wile you are at it or at leas clean then using a wire brush bad contact on battery clamps causes to lose power doing start. hope can help you good luck. :)

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SOURCE: 1999 Saturn SL2 trouble starting occasionally.

This is a fuel related problem.

Replace the fuel pump.

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SOURCE: i have a 2000 bmw 740il with intermitting starting

It sounds to me like neither the battery nor the alternator is the problem. The first thing to check is the wire connections at the starter, a starter solenoid if one is used and the battery. Dead alternators never charge the battery and a car with a dead alternator will not ever start without a jump or a charge. A dying starter, if it turns over at all will draw so much current that it will kill the battery in a couple of starts. A final note - many auto parts stores can check the condition of the entire battery - charging - starting system without taking anything off the car and they will do it for free. I would check for loose wires first.

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