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Not starting at all

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?

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  • mdkdevries May 09, 2009

    alright so i tried jumpstarting it and it didnt work - i guess it must be the starter. How hard is it to replace one?



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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.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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    Greg Margossian May 09, 2009

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    PATH: Engine
    > Starting
    > Starter > Removal &
    > 4-Cylinder

    4-Cylinder Engines

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

    2. If equipped, it may be necessary to disconnect and remove the EGR pipe.

    3. Disconnect and label the starter wiring at the starter.

    4. Remove the starter-to-engine bolts and the starter from the

    To install:

    1. Installation the starter to the engine.

    2. Connect the electrical connectors to the starter.

    3. If the EGR pipe was removed, install it.

    4. Connect the negative battery cable.

    Starter motor removal—4-cylinder

    4-cylinder engine starter

    Hombre starter installation

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

    2. Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands.

    3. If equipped, it may be necessary to disconnect and remove the EGR pipe to
      access all the starter bolts.

    4. Tag and disconnect the starter battery and control wiring at the starter.

    5. If equipped, remove the starter bracket and/or heat shield.

    6. Remove the starter-to-engine bolts.

    7. Move the starter away from the engine and down to remove from the vehicle.
      Some starter may be installed with shims between the starter and engine. When
      the starter is removed, these shims may fall out. Do not loose

    To install:

    1. Install the starter and shims, if equipped to the engine. Align the mounting
      bolt holes and insert the bolts. Hand-tighten the bolts.

    2. Tighten the starter mounting bolts to 30–34 ft. lbs. (39–44 Nm).

    3. Install the starter bracket and/or heat shield, if equipped.

    4. Connect the battery and starter control electrical wires to the starter.

    5. If the EGR pipe was removed, install it.

    6. Lower the vehicle.

    7. Connect the negative battery cable.

    8. Start the vehicle to make sure the starter functions correctly.

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