I know the battery has juice because all the lights work when the key is turned, but the engine won't turn over at all. i can hear a clicking sound when i try to start the vehicle but nothing happens - it is an '86 Isuzu Trooper II - Is this a problem with the starter?
An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 20 achievements.
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
Re: not starting at all
I'd check all the battery cable connections first. If they are clean and tight then it sure sounds like a starter. When a starter wears out, it takes more and more energy to make it work. Usual symptoms are the car will start when its cold and after the car heats up some, the car needs a jump to start again. Eventually, the starter will stop working altogether.
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Even though all your other electrical bits are working it could be that your battery doesn't have enough juice to crank the engine. It doesn't take much power to run the radio, lights, etc, but cranking the engine requires the battery to have a very strong charge. If your battery is more than 5 years old, that's very likely the issue. I'd start there. Also, be sure to check the battery terminals and ground for corrosion and clean if necessary. If replacing the battery doesn't solve the problem it could be the starter solenoid or a loose electrical connection somewhere.
something on in your car is sucking the juice,a door not closed completely or inside lights left on or headlights or parking lights dome lights,ignition not completely shut off,hood light trunk light etc check them all,if car turns over when charged but wont start it could be your fuel pump or broken timing belt
I would say you should check to make sure you are getting juice to the starter when you are trying to start it. This can be done with a simple voltmeter or 12v light tester. If you are getting juice, then the issue seems to be a bad starter. If you are getting juice the it could be the solenoid, ignition switch or a simple loose connection. I will be more than happy to help you get this up and running. First start by testing to make sure you have juice going to the ignition switch and the starter when you turn the key.
Do you notice crank when you turn over the key in ignition to start.
Does it turn over but does not start, or no start nothing at all.
If its not cranking and nothing happens when you turn the key, then its battery and starter related problem, both needs to be inspected.Either battery is not completely charged or its weak battery,that is not holding charge or its faulty battery or its connections are loose.--------
BUT if it is cranking and not starting, this clears that battery has juice in it and battery is doing its job and other possibilities needs to be checked.
The other possibilities are ,is the fuel pump coming on when you turn the key to start,is the spark is noticed at spark plug, is the check engine light coming ON.
For more troubleshooting regarding this problem,click the link below:---
This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.
Bad ground. Check the battery terminals. The amount of juice required to turn over engine is not getting through, where as the radio draws much less juice. Also, once all connections are cleaned, positive & ground at the battery and fram and the hot at the starter (best to do prior to snow fall anyway), you should be good to go. If not, turn on the interior dome light and try to start it. If it doesn't start, have your battery tested. Finally, if all is good, you should have the alternator tested as well. Most auto parts stores will provide that for free! Please provide feedback ratings
The battery may have enough juice left over to make the lights work but not enough to turn the motor over. If the battery is discharged, you probably need a new alternator. When the alternator goes the car will run until the the battery doesn't have enough juice to fire the motor.
If the motor will turn over but just not fire, it's an electronic ignition problem.
If the battery has full power and the starter motor turns but the motor won't turn over, then you have a broken timing belt.
Because ur lights ar eon when u turn the ignition key doesn't necessarily mean the battery has juice. It probably does to do those things, but it probably doesn't have the cranking amps to send to the starter so that it can turn over the engine. But if the battery is good, it means that ur starter is not working properly, because u said that the engine isn't turning ove. Try tapping the starter a bit and c wut happens. Sometimes it works. If unsure, consult with an auto-electrician. This is definelty an elcetrical probelm