I have what I think to be a bad starter, not really sure. I have been told to tap on it to see if it will crank. I am a single woman trying not to be taken and would like to know where the starter is located. If you can help in any way I would appreciate it.
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check that the battery posts and terminals are shiny clean and tight. Check that the batteries you use are load tested because it is possible to replace a bad battery with another bad battery.. Lastly pull the starter motor and have the solenoid checked out and check the brushes in the starter for wear and burnt armature.
Stupid statement. make sure the battery hooked correctly. 2ed Turn key to ACC press break put it to drive. Then back to park try to start. 3ed have somebody go underneath the vehicle and tap on the starter as you try to turn it over.FOR SAFTY MAKE SURE PARKING BREAK IS ON. It is possible that your starter bendix is not kicking out. The only other thing I can think of would be igniction switch was bad. In the future please put making model and year. A lot of time that will help us determine what is wrong.
This is a common sympton of a starter motor going bad. The "clicking" will progressively get worse and eventually it will not start at all. Save yourself the expense of a tow by addressing
problem now while the car still starts. Before you try this quick tip, locate the starter and make sure it's safe and easily accessable. Then next time it's just "clicking", have someone tap on the starter lightly with a small bar or wrench while you hold the key in the "start" position. If it starts when they tap on it, that would confirm a failing starter. Make sure to tap on the metal body of the starter, not the plastic solonoid parts. Depending on your engine, the starter should be located on the lower
right hand side of the engine near the firewall. Hope this helps you.
Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome. Since you have power inside the car, the battery and power connection should be good. You still want to make sure you have the best possible connection because if the starter isn't getting the correct amount of volts, it won't turn. So clean your battery terminals and post to make sure. Check your ignition fuse too. It should be labeled and shouls be located in the engine compartment fuse box. You may have a bad starter if the two steps before check out. You can take a hammer or pole, just something to make contact with your starter. You want to tap it five to seven times. Then try to start the van. If it starts, you have a bad starter and need to get it changed. I am thinking it is the starter because you have been having starting problems. Hit it and see if your van will crank up. Let me know what happens.
I think someone has misled you. Even if you were able to get it to work by tapping it, you can be sure the problem is going to come back. You need to have that starter tested if you think it is the problem.
no. i just did one and iam a tech and it took about 3 hrs. the engine has to be jacked up, its on the driverside,from underniegth the motor above the front diff,its so tight to get to, i dont think you can even get to it to tap on it, i would bite the bullet and have a shop do this one, good luck.
the starter solenoid is on top of the starter, the starter is on the bottom rear of engine, the problem u are discribing is a defective starter solenoid, with this type of starter I doubt that tapping on it will make the truck start, u will need to replace the starter solenoid.
You can follow the oil pan back towards the transmission. When the oil pan ends you will have reached the bell housing. Its the back of the engine where it connects to the transmission. The starter connects to the bell housing. The flywheel which has teeth on it is located inside the bellhousing. The starter which has teeth is bolted to the bell housing and the teeth of the flywheel and starter then mesh together to turn the engine over.
Your starter is connected by two bolts and two wires. Before you take the starter off check your wires to make sure they have good contact and aren't loose. This could be the cause of your problem and would save you money and time.
If your really in a pinch and your van won't turn over you can gently tap the starter to "free it up". Starters are have some delicate pieces to them and hitting them to much will damage them.
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Remove the skid plate behind the drivers side wheel make sure the battery is disconnected. Its really hard to get at I had to use a ratchet and a long extension an extra set of hand up top also helps If I remember correctly I think after it was off I took it out through the wheel well.