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4 TIMES CAR WOULDN'T START,LEFT SET THAN IT STARTED,NOW IT WILL N

COULD THIS BE THE STARTER,SOLENOID,RELAY,EVRYTHING WORKS,NEW BATTERY,JUST WONT START.THIS HAS DONE THIS TO ME 4 TIMES,BUT THIS TIME i WAITED OVER NIGHT,THAN TRIED TO START IT ,NO GO,my car is a 1995 ford contour,auto Reynolds

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For ranger new starter wont stop running


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Starter relay


Have a voltmeter? stop guessing, use the meter. same time and $$$$
starter? but what are the symptoms. ?????? no start sure. but
1: dead starter (not a sound)?
2: solenoid on starter click?
3: dead solenoid?
4: some times starts if i wiggle A/T shift lever? PRNDL bad.?

my guess, is the relay was good. all a long ?
if the old relay was burned to a crisp in inside (did you look) then
the starter can be shorted. they can in fact short.

we use to simple and cheap tools, a voltmeter and ammeter
The key switch energizes the relay.
the relay has a coil. if the coil goes to 12v, (meter across coil)
then the relay is energized. (cranking)
if that works we look at the relay output. (solenoids can short too)
use the volt meter.
if the voltage at battery sags below 10v. the battery is bad. or the starter is shorted.
we use an ammeter to see that short.
100- 200 amps (no engine stated but is covered in the FSM)

here is a voltage plot.
if you watch current it it goes to 500amps and the solenoid just bangs
the starter is shorted.

test 1:
voltmeter to battery neg lug (black meter lead)
meter on 20vdc range (battery with meter there,,reads 12.6vdc.)
red lead to starter solenoid small wire, key line (sT) i call that.
I turn the key to ST position.
the solenoid ST pin (small) goes to what voltage. key held there.?
no wire pulled, this is a live test.
we do that first.

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Help identifying problem starting hyundai excel 1996


Sounds like a problem with the wiring between ignition switch and the starter. Something like a weak connection, an obstinate switch that is old and sticking, or a component that is starting to fail. There aren't that many parts in the starting circuit, but until you find the problem, you may end up checking them all. If all other electrics are good, then it is confined to the starting circuit-which starts with the start wire out of the switch, and ends at the starter solenoid on the starter. With a test light or a voltmeter, one could begin at either end and trace the signal through the circuit. Easiest, I guess, is take a test light grounded to the engine block or to the negative post on the battery, and check for power on the small wire at the starter solenoid while someone holds the key in crank position. Do this when you turn the key and nothing happens, starter won't turn. If you have power there when the starter wont work, pretty obvious that the solenoid is not working all the time-they do get old and worn, and will stop working. The starter will have to be removed to replace the solenoid-some people just get a new starter with new solenoid attached and ready to install. More expensive than just a new solenoid, but then you don't have to change out the solenoid on the starter.
OK, go back to test: the car won't start, you check for power to starter solenoid with the key in start position, and you find no power. Now it gets more complicated: a wiring diagram for your excel may be needed. Generally, the hot start wire exiting the ignition switch will carry the signal through a starter relay and a clutch switch (on manuals, on automatics it would be the park/neutral switch and possibly an inhibitor relay-depending on the wiring set up). A tech or mechanic would begin by making sure the start wire out of the switch shows power in start. If not, replace ignition switch. If good, follow the wiring diagram to the next part, maybe the starter relay, and see if the start signal is still good. Pull the relay out and use your test light: with the key held in start, probe all terminals of the relay. Two should have power. One would be your start wire, the other would be the (hot at all times) feed for the relay. You could tell which is which by finding the one hot terminal when key is not in start. If only one terminal at relay is hot, and it is the feed for the relay, go back! Start signal is already lost. If the feed wire is not hot, check battery connections. If good, the feed wire would come from a fuse link just off the battery or a maxi-fuse in the distribution box under hood. If you have two hot terminals, follow the start wire on towards the starter solenoid-you are done with starter relay, unless there is a problem there with the relay itself or the other two terminals at the relay. One terminal would carry the feed wire on towards the starter when relay is energized. The other terminal may just go to a ground or it may ground through the clutch switch If you are good to this point from the switch, you would just continue checking based on your readily available wiring diagram-hah! But really, you could find a diagram in a repair manual-check your library. These can be very frustrating problems, sometimes hard to find, sometimes easy. Post back if I can be of help. Good luck.

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HAVE A DEFECTIVE SOLENOID.

Defective is all inclusive... and when "STUFF"
happens (burns up)... it is VERY LIKELY to cause
COLATERAL damage...

(FRIED WIRES & IGNITION SWITCH)
((fix that "STUFF" later)).

At the SOLENOID ... apply "B" battery DIRECTLY
to the "S" terminal of the SOLENOID...

IF it does not fully spin up the starter 100% of the time
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AT STARTER (BATTERY POSITIVE TO STARTER BATTERY NEGATIVE TO ENGINE BLOCK)
THEN TEST FOR SIGNAL POWER TO SELENOIDE ON STARTER
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ON STARTER CIRCUIT
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TRY TO START IN NUTRAL OR WHILE SHIFTING TRUE GEARS SLOWLY WITH SHIFTER
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1500 Ram wont start, no crank no click nothing. Air cond and dash lights work just fine just wont start. Battery is ok tried to jump, no luck, put in different battery no luck.


First thing is to check is the ignition fuse/relay under the hood for a blown fuse or bad relay. If everything is ok then set parking brake with truck in park/netural and have someone to turn the ignition over to start and at the same time use a test light to check for fire at the starter solenoid. If no fire then the ignition switch or netural switch on transmission is causing the problem. If you do have power to the starter solenoid then the problem would be either the solenoid or the starter drive locked up on the flywheel. Be sure to remove the negative wire from the battery if you need to remove the starter. Hope this will help you.

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98 dodge caravan won't star intermittenty


1. Check the Battery Terminal Post connections. Use a Battery Brush to clean (both the terminal post as well as the connecting rings) and make sure they are tight. If one is already loose dirty (not shiny metal) then it could cause intermitten non-starts.
2. Check the Starter Relay located in the IPM (fuse box) located in the engine compartment. The cover has the what relay is what. Relays that are the same can be switched and the functions checked. For example: the Rear Blower Relay is (should be the same as the Starter Relay. If the Rear Blower works (all the time) switch the Rear Blower Relay and Starter Relay. Check the Rear Blower several times (on and off). Check the Starter several times (on and off). If the Rear Blower works only intermittently and the Starter works all the time now, replace the bad relay. Don't switch back until you obtain a new relay.
3. I could also be the connections to the Starter Solenoid that have become loose or corroded.
4. It could also be the Starter Solenoid or the Starter Motor. If it is the Solenoid: with a partner-short jump (with a short-well insulated wire) the positive connection from the solenoid (small cylindrical body) to the starter body (large cylindrical body while your part turns the ignition to start. If it starts right-up, then the solenoid is bad.
5. You cannot (normaly) replace just the solenoid. Purchase a new or remanufactured Starter (which comes complete with the Solenoid) and replace the old Starter.
Good Luck and let me know if this worked or if you have additional information to clarify or need additional information.

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Wont start, new battery, relay good, starter good.


Check the Starter Solenoid mounted near the battery.Check it out in the dark...have someone try to start it and see if it sparks at the solenoid.connections may be loose.Also check/wiggle wiring harness to starter.

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