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Won't click over, replaced clutch starter switch, still wont click

2 days ago my car wouldn't click over. Tapped the starter with a crow bar and still wouldn't click. would start by pop starting only. I replaced the clutch starter switch (i think that's the name of it) it is located under the clutch. The car started fine, yesterday the RPM's started going haywire. I was in 2nd gear and the RPM's were bouncing from 2 to 4. My plan was to fill my gas tank and add fuel injector cleaner. I filled my gas tank, got in the car and it now it won't start. Does anyone have suggestions?

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Check the spark plug. My truck did the same thing and it was because the spark plug had completely been removed.

Posted on Jul 25, 2013

  • Michelle Cordova Jul 29, 2013

    It happend to be a loose wire between the starter and the fuse box.

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Hmmm. Don't be too hasty replacing the starter. With no exterior lights working it suggests an open circuit in the system that could relate to your starting problem. Start with your fuses that are related to lighting and starting. Check connections for corrosion and rust.

Posted on Oct 31, 2009

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You will have to get your fuel pressure checked.It can be checked at any local car garage.If the pressure is low then the problem relates to faulty fuel pump and clogged fuel filter.Get the pressure checked. There are some possibilities which you will have to check in this case:--
1) First of all check the power and voltage to the battery. With meter it will show exact 12 volt if the battery is charged. If the voltage is less get the battery charged at local auto repair shop. If the battery is internally drained and not getting charged then its time to replace the battery.
2) When you crank the car do you see spark coming at the spark plug? If no then its time to check the spark plugs and coil pack. If the spark plugs are not worn out and looks new then its time to check coil pack. The spark plug gets power to spark from coil pack.
3) The other thing to check in this case is the starter solenoid of the car. If the battery is charged and you start the car then it gives power to the starter to start the car. But if starter is faulty or not connected properly then car will not start.
4) The other thing to check in this case is fuel in the car. If there is fuel in the car then check the blockages in the fuel pump if the fuel pump looks proper then check the fuel filter above the fuel pump.
5) If all the above possibilities mentioned above checked out OK/perfect then it’s a electrical issue and the wiring's in the car needs to be checked. The car gets power from the battery to get started. so the wires from battery needs to be checked one by one.
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SOURCE: my car was running fine yesterday and this morning

Check for spark and fuel. When you turn the key on you should hear the fuel pump in the tank for a few seconds till the pressure builds up. When you crank the engine there should be spark at the plugs.

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