Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Why does starter spin but does not engage engine.battery and cogs are ok

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Cars & Trucks Master
  • 11,486 Answers

The starter solenoid is bad ! Starter operation

Posted on Apr 05, 2015

Testimonial: "Thank you Jeff this starter has no solenoid it is the old bendix type"

  • Jeff Armer Apr 05, 2015

    A Ford ?

  • Jeff Armer Apr 05, 2015

    IF so they call it moveable pole shoe an the starter is bad !

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Van will not start, fuse for digital trans range sensor blown, replaced, blew again. checked battery and starter, was OK, now the starter will not spin nor engage. (will engage when I jumper out)


digital trans sensor faulty
now check ecu fuse and starter relay


is the engine check light on

if you jumped battery terminal to battery terminals and did no earth the jumper to the motor of the van
that would blow the big fuses in the engine bay cluster or fry the engines ecu module

Jun 15, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Starter clicks but will not turn engine over on 2004 Dodge Durango. New starter and battery.


Hi Mark
Sounds like you are doing all the right things.
We used to Load Test a Starter Motor by putting it in a Large Vice and connecting a known good battery with solid fat jumper leads.
When the solenoid throws the cog forward to engage we would use a 2 by 4 block of wood levered against the cog to try and stop the starter from spinning. The wood burns up under load but it quickly proves the Starter is functioning under load. Without using the engine.
Also you could try removing the spark plugs on the engine to allow the compression to escape. Make sure NO sparks around to ignite any fuel vapor.
The engine should spin over easily like this and you can hear & see if anything is binding up.
Hope this Helps!
Good luck!

Mar 03, 2015 | 2004 Dodge Durango

1 Answer

Where is the starter relay for 1998 oldsmoblie


Most starter relays are part of the starter motor assembly.
Also known as the solenoid.
(This way it serves 3 purposes.
1. The Relay section uses solid copper Contacts for Less volt drop at the high current that a starter motor draws.
2. The Solenoid section is the Mechanical Plunger that engages the cog to flywheel.
3. The Motor spins because the copper contacts are a super connection supplying 100+ Amps)

Does the battery go direct to the Starter Mptor?
Is there a small wire next to where the Battery connects?
If so then this is the relay activation wire (12v to pull relay in)

Happy Starting

External Relay Basics
Same but bigger for Starter Motors
RELAY BASICS

Starter Solenoid - A Gutsy Relay
Testing and replacing pre engaged starter motor solenoid
How To Test Car Starter With Screwdriver And Jumper Cables

Oct 03, 2014 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

1 Answer

Oldsmoblie intrigue where is the starter relay at


Most starter relays are part of the starter motor assembly.
Also known as the solenoid.
(This way it serves 3 purposes.
1. The Relay section uses solid copper Contacts for Less volt drop at the high current that a starter motor draws.
2. The Solenoid section is the Mechanical Plunger that engages the cog to flywheel.
3. The Motor spins because the copper contacts are a super connection supplying 100+ Amps)

Does the battery go direct to the Starter Mptor?
Is there a small wire next to where the Battery connects?
If so then this is the relay activation wire (12v to pull relay in)

Happy Starting

External Relay Basics
Same but bigger for Starter Motors
RELAY BASICS

Starter Solenoid - A Gutsy Relay
Testing and replacing pre engaged starter motor solenoid
How To Test Car Starter With Screwdriver And Jumper Cables

Oct 03, 2014 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

4 Answers

Turn key get nothing jump starter and sylenoid just spins


i cant dope out that symptoms.

does it crank or not. be clear there.

no car starts (but my 6sp) if it dont crank.

on A/T cars cranking is a first thing. so does it.?

Solenoids do not spin, the stroke only , it a linear motion.

the Sol. moves the pinion and the main contactor switch only.



my guess is the Starter spins and the crank don\'t spin,

you hear the starter motor spin up, it sings. like bird.

that means the starter /solenoid are bad. (crude)

if the battery is good and or jumper starting off a running car.



It can just be a dirty starter pinion, clean it , repeat.

fixed many for this. i have.



battery cable lugs clean, and good. no green rust.

bad cable usually just make a loud THUNK sound. no spin.

Sep 02, 2014 | 2005 Jeep Wrangler X

3 Answers

When I try to start, why does it sound like the starter is spinning and not engaging anything?


You may need to take the starter off and have it bench tested.
The problem could be the starter drive, or you could have some missing teeth on the flywheel. The drive is supposed to extend when the starter spins to make contact with the teeth on the flywheel. You could also try turning the crank a few inches and try the starter again.

May 09, 2013 | 2002 Nissan Sentra

1 Answer

Wont start


starter cog is spinning and not engaging in flywheel , take out starter check for burr on cog .

Mar 22, 2012 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

When i start the 95 tahoe, i hear a spinning noise. starter is not engaging the engine. it's a brand new starter.


Hello there:
The spinning that you are hearing is the bendix spinning there is a
engagement spring that forces the bendix to engage on the flywheel
If this spring is weak or broke the bendix cant engage furthermore if the teeth on the bendix are broke or chipped or the teeth on the fly wheel are chipped or broke -this will not allow the bendix to engage or start to turn the motor ok so i would have these things checked out ok?
I hope that this is very helpful for you best regards
michael

Nov 18, 2009 | 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe

2 Answers

Car starts but sometimes makes a whirling noise. I was told it was the starter


sounds like the starter is not disengaging the fly wheel quickly like it should when you turn the key the starter cog connects upto a fly wheel that has teeth all around it when the teeth of starter cog connect between teen on wheel it spins it to crank your car then goes back to starter if you hold your key on after starting the noise you hear is the starter cog(teeth ) still engaged in wheel if this is the sound it needs to be serviced not neccassarily replaced

Jun 06, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Impala

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

24 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...