My car wont' start i think lead on starter may be disconnected where can I get a free online diagram
I just changeed my plugs and wires drove the car around the block turned it off and now it won't start. All electricity works but I hear 1-3 faint clicks like the starter is trying to kick-in. When I check under the car one of the small leads on the started lookes like it was ripped out but I can't see where it could have been attached before. Where can I find a free online diagram of a starter before and after installation?
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Tighten you connections, on the battery, and on the starter. Make sure all ground connections are secure, if you find any loose tighten them.
The clicking sound means no power to starter, or too much resistance in circuit (loose connections, "torn" wires, corroded connections) Clicking sounds could also be if you connected the starter wrong, but if it ran once it should run again. So, check all the wiring, make sure nothing is loose.
Starter wiring is rather simple : Battery to Starter "Bat." terminal on solenoid from there solenoid has a wire going to the starter itself, and the starter grounds through mounting bolts to the engine.
PS - If your battery nodes/connections are dirty and corroded clean them, give them a good scrubbing and then reconnect securely.
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If the theft light isn't on it's not anti-theft system problem . What make , model an year vehicle ? Check starter relay . Go to http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html free wiring diagrams . After entering vehicle info click on engine in system , then in subsystem click starting . If you don't know about automotive electrical systems ,I suggest you check out some videos on youtube on basic electrical trouble shooting , how to read a wiring diagram an voltage drop testing .Also go to Autoshop101 Automotive Technical Articles , learn circuit types - series , parallel , an series parallel , how to test electrical circuits .
Bypass the switch that prevents starting in any gear but Park. That would interrupt voltage flowing to the starter. It might not be sensing which gear. May be normally open in all gears and closes in Park.
Be sure it is being actuated. First disconnect it and see if the starter works. Then jump it with a pair of clip leads and see if it starts. Check the wiring from that switch to be sure it is connected to the starter relay. Could be as simple as a plug out.
Your going down the wrong road-- logically thinking Find out what controls the voltage to the starter solenoid Like the ignition switch being worn out,neutral sw,brake sw whatever is in the starting circiut To try & answer questions on this site, i feel like I'm talking to people back in the 1970's Today you need wiring diagrams,a volt meter,pencil & paper & all the reference material before walking to the car Point being-- you can't fix or figure out what you don't know, learn the system FIRST & then approach the car with your road map,so you can test,test,test No way to resolve any vehicle issue installing parts Going forward you should spend 80% of your time thinking & testing & only 20% working hard,that goes for anything in life I never had a champion problem, but your parts store can test the starters & alternators & such for free
sounds like the ignition module. Change that and see what happens. Is this by any chance on a 3800 or otherwise called a 3.8? if so try to push in the left side of the harness where it plugs in to the module just in front of the coil packs. while you are pushing have someone crank the car. if it starts and you let go and it dies then you know that is your problem.
I don't think you have a plug wire or spark plug issue. If the starter solenoid is clicking that is an indication of a bad connection somewhere in you starting system. I would check all of the wires in your starting system and make sure they are tight. You may also have a bad starter solenoid. Have your alternator checked fro proper output as well, any auto part store will do this check for free. Also have you battery load tested, just because it is putting out the correct voltage doesnt mean it is putting out enough amperage under load.
the easiest way to locate your starter is to start at the positive battery terminal.Follow that wire to the starter solenoid.on the solenoid there are two big wires one leads to the battery and one leads to the starter (make sure you have a fully charged battery and if you touch a screw driver across the metal studs of these two terminals and the engine cranks the problem is probably with the solenoid) as for the firing order your best bet is to get a haynes manual for your make and model car and the full easy to follow procedure for determining the firing order will be there (try googling firing order for your car and you might find a procedure for free online) hope this helps.........Good Luck!