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I am having problems with my car staying started. I drove my car to the gas station. When I turned it off, It didn't come back on. I was told that my battery was dead but it was just charged earlier that day. After many attempts of getting a push start because it is a stick I still couldn't get it started. Then I was able to get a jump. The person informed me it was because my distributor cap kept popping off. When I got home I charged my battery and I still can't get it started. I makes a sound like it is trying to. Now my starter is extremely hot and I haven't driven it since last night. Is that Normal if not what options do I have to get my car running. Please help me.
Sounds like starter problems, maybe shorted out. Starters will get hot if operated a lot, but shouldn't get extremely hot. Manufacturers say this: do not operate starter for longer than about 15-20 seconds at a time, then let it cool off for about a minute before trying again. Otherwise starter will get too hot and burn out.
Take your starter off and have it tested-it is probably failed.
Is the distributor cap on securely now?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Car battery won't stay charged.
jumped battery started next day attempted to start and was dead i swapped out a battery no good then i swapped out the terminals to the battery and it started right up
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
SOURCE: 95 F150 wont crank
the starter should be replaced. The solenoid is kikcing the pinion out but there is no contact being made to turn the starter motor. I have the exact same truck and before i changed the starter used the old starter tap trick. Tap the starter casing with a hammer and it should start turning again. hope this was helpful for you. Good luck.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
first off you have something draining your battery,something is staying on when you turn off your key,this is called a draw,Good Luck check for the dome light staying on after you turn off the car etc.#2 you might have a blown head gasket,check your water level,and check for water in your oil it might look like brown or white foam.stick you finger in the end of your exhaust pipe feel for wet nasty stuff.you could also just have a thermostat not working!
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
MAKE YOU HEAR FUEL PUMP RUNNING WHEN TURN ON IGNITION KEY. IF NOT CHECK FUSE AND RELAY.IF YOU HEAR PUMP RUNNING. CHECK FUEL PRESSURE.IT SHOULD 36 TO 40 PSI.IF NOT REPLACE FUEL FILTER.IF FUEL PRESSURE IS STILL LOW FUEL PUMP IS BAD.
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
there is a plastic clip that connects the clutch pedal to the rod that goes to the master cylinder, chances are that it let go. Bad thing is that it is only available from GM along with the rod. It is around 50
Posted on Oct 24, 2009
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