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Starter has gone out, just clicks when you turn it over. Need to remove but can't physically find it without removing multiple covers. Need help locating and any tips are appreciated

I cannot find the starter for a 2006 Kia sorento. Before I go pulling covers off everywhere I would like to know if you can physically tell me where it is. It is tight quarters in there.

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This might sound silly, but if it's clicking, that can mean it just doesn't have enough juice. Are you sure your battery is charged up? It's worth checking. Usually a "dead" starter will make a lot of noise, either grinding (worn out teeth) or whirring (not connecting with the flywheel). Just thought I'd mention it....could be the starter but worth checking the battery too.

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1991 Lexus 400 - engine doesn't start - battery seems charged - 12.3 volts - makes clicking sound only - doesn't turn over at all.

Is it one click or multiple clicks. If it's multiple clicks, it sounds like a dead battery. Voltage isn't always an indicator of a good battery, you need to have enough cranking amps to be able to start an engine also. If you have dash lights and it only clicks once, you could have a bad starter. An easy way to check this is to try and jump start the vehicle. If it starts up with a jump start, you need a new battery. If it still doesn't start up and it just clicks, you probably need a new starter.

Good Luck!

Jun 01, 2011 | 1991 Lexus LS 400

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Starter "clicks," only. After multiple

first thing I would suspect is the ground connection at the block (have seen this numerous
times). I remove the bolt and file the block. Then check connections at battery
terminals and to the chassis ground (Where the negative is wire is connected to the body
of the vehicle itself). If the battery is over 4 years old I would have a free check done at
the auto parts store before proceeding to replace the starter solenoid (or starter itself)
I generally replace the starter for the amount of work involved doing just the solenoid and
would recommend it in this instance as it sounds like you have a "flat spot" in the windings
of the starter motor.
Hope this is helpful.

May 08, 2011 | Plymouth Grand Voyager Cars & Trucks

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Ignition/starter failing to engage for multiple turns of key

sounds like the starter has a flat spot on the solenoid. remove and test the starter, replace if necessary.

Nov 06, 2009 | 1993 Volkswagen Fox

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Starter posts

perform a carbon load test on the battery
clean battery terminals

check for bad ignition contacts

clean all 3 starter terminals on the starter solnoid... careful with the connection between the solnoid and starter as they tend to seize.

Sep 30, 2009 | 1998 Plymouth Voyager

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Engine won't turn over. battery seems to work fine

If you keep trying does it eventually catch?

The contacts inside the starter wear down with age/usage and require replacement from time to time. The contacts are available from your local dealer for about $8-$16 depending on your area. There are two that you need, and three variations available so you will need to have them out to match them up.

After removing the battery negative terminal and removing the starter from the vehicle:
Remove the three 8mm screws on the back of the trapezoidal cover on the solenoid.
Remove the cover.
Pull out the plunger and its' spring.
Inside you will see two copper contactson opposite sides, one will have a wire attached to a ring on it.
Remove both contacts by unbolting the 12 and 14mm nuts on the outside of the case and pushing the bolts through.
Make note of the order of the contact, paper, plastic spacer, oring.
Install in reverse order and your starter will be good for likely another 100k :)

Sep 16, 2009 | 1988 Toyota 4Runner

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Starter just clicks, will not turn over, I have replaced the battery, I have the 1991 jimmy jacked up,is there a easy way to get the starter off, if that is the problem.

the starter was burnt,need to rebuild or change to new one.
You first need to look under your passenger wheel well and remove the nut that connects your wire to the starter (also there is another wire with a smaller nut to disconnect from the starter). Next remove the cover plate thats directly below the front of the starter, there should be six bolts to remove. Then remove the two bolts out of the starter, after the starter is loose. You then should be able to angle the back of the starter up towards the wheel-well. Now you should have enough room to take the smaller wire off of the back of the starter. After thats off youre able to remove the whole starter from your car.

Jun 13, 2009 | 1991 GMC S-15 Jimmy

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Ignition turns and key warning light comes on. Its a 98 Ford Expl

Sounds Like the Starter RELAY is Bad After Exhausting All other Test, Go For The RELAY
A SURE-SHOT way Is to Jumper Wire From Battery to (STARTER SIDE) of Relay if starter Works then Its the Starter Relay if NOT>>Then Its the STARTER<) Relay Instruction Below. STARTER Instructions Very Bottom

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
    1. Disconnect the starter motor solenoid relay switch wiring.
    1. Remove the protective cover.
    2. Disconnect the push-on electrical connector.
    3. Remove the nuts.
    4. Remove the cable.
      1. Remove the starter motor solenoid relay switch.
      1. Remove the engine sensor/generator wires.
      2. Remove the bolts and ground wire.
      3. Remove the starter motor solenoid relay switch.
    5. Follow the removal procedure in reverse order NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy.


  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the starter motor solenoid terminal cover.
    1. Disconnect the starter wires.
    1. Remove the nuts.
    2. Disconnect the wires.Remove the nut and the starter ground cable
    3. Remove the bolt and the starter motor.
      1. Follow the removal procedure in reverse order. NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy.

Feb 08, 2009 | 1998 Ford Explorer

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I have a 98 mercury mystique v6, When I try to start,

just a stab in the dark here. maybe starter drive bad, or starter sellinoid, or the worst case teeth gone on one section of flywheel. i would say its either starter drive or starter sellinoid. either case starter has to be removed. hope this helps. OLD SCHOOL.

Jan 10, 2009 | 1998 Mercury Mystique

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