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I traced the starter button to a clear coupler, I can start the motor by jumping the connections in the coupler. after jumping, I get one start with the start button. then I have to jump again. Help

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Make appointment at a dealer and have that coupler replaced .

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Check power levels and then try and jump it. If nothing you may have a short thats some that is hard to trace back check all point of contact all the way to spark plugs make sure you are getting firer to the plugs. You may have to take it in. Now make sure the new starter is in line properly

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1950 Austin A40 Devon suddenly won't start.

Assuming that the car is using a negative earth. (Negative battery terminal earths to the body/chassis)

The starter solenoid may have some bad connections. If this vehicle has a separate starter solenoid on the rear firewall under the bonnet, try bridging the big terminals with a jumper lead (red) and see if the solenoid/starter works. Some of them even had a press button between the main terminals. Try pressing the button if it has one.

If none of the above works, take the jumper wire directly to the starter motor from the batter possitive. If this causes the starter to spin, you clearly have a bad solenoid.....replace it.

NB! Be careful not to short out the jump lead against the engine or any other earth or you will see lots of sparks etc. You will not get a shock from this activity!

Possibly better to clip the jump lead to the starter main connector first and then touch the other end to the battery positive.

(I am assuming that the batter is charged up and properly connected.)

Also check the earth wire from engine to chassis. You can make do by using the other (Black) jump lead from the engine block to the battery negative.

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If you can hear the clicking sound, there is a good possibility that the starter solenoid is working alright. With a voltmeter check the terminals at the starter itself, not the solenoid, and it should read ZERO volts. At the moment of turning on the ignition you should have 12 volts. If this is the case, then the starter motor is locked/ temporarily frozen, or it went bad. If no voltage on turning on, then you will have to trace the cables that lead to the starter. If you insist on using jumper cables on the starter motor, i recommend that you disconnect ALL electricity from the starter, in order to avoid damage to the ECU and other delicate engine electronic components. Jump start the starter just to unfreeze it, to get it turning, not to start the engine.

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Check the battery +12v power connection to the starter is in good order,
Check the ground connection between the battery negative and the engine/starter motor is robust and intact.
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Hi there,

I think your right that the humming is likely to be the fuel pump and so thats OK and should happen without the key being turned to the Start position. If the humming only happens when you turn the key to the start position rather than just when you turn the key to the point where the electrics come alive, then that would be a new symptom that would be interesting to hear.

I understand how frustrating this can be. Just a couple of concerns here. I think if your starter truely starts your car then there is not likely anything wrong with the starter motor itself. However that would not rule out a solenoid that is being problematic, and only activating occasionally.

I have had bad batteries classified as good by shops that check batteries, so don't assume that the battery is not the problem.

If we assume the battery and the starter are good including the solenoid then I would say you have to check all the connections on the wiring - i.e. take the terminal connections off the battery and clean then thouroughly - while the batter is disconnected take it out and trace the cable links to the Chassis earth connection and the positive connection down to the starter - take the cables off and clean the connections to the car, body and to the starter motor. Also clean the connection that goes to the Solenoid post on the Starter motor taht comes from the ignition switch ( the smaller connection on the starter) . Also check the earth strap between the engine block and the car body that allows the starter circuit to be completed. It could be a poor connection in any of these places is setting up a high resistance that is creating a problem for the starter circuit if the starter motor is physically not turning over.

Stick the battery back in - make sure all the connections are cleaned lightly greased and tightened and try to start it.

If it wont go - try getting a friend to help you put jumper leads across your battery from their car and trying to start your car. Make sure their car is running when you try to start your car. If it works every time 1st time with the jumper leads then I would have to suggest the battery on your car is bad - despite what the test guys say.

If it still plays up with the jumper leads after cleaning all the cables i would point to the Soleniod on the starter motor and suggest that the solenoid is defective.

If you want to check the starter directly - its a bit dangerous so you have to be really careful and have a very good friend who is willing to let you try this with his car battery and that would be while you get under the raised up car which is firmly choked and in neutral, with the starter motor in place connect the negative to the earth strap connector on the engine block, and then while the friend stands ready with the disconnected Positive jump lead and holding the negative jump lead in place on his battery, you climb under the your raised up car with the positive jump lead and a screw drive and attach the positive jump lead directly to the positive terminal of your starter motor while bridging between the positive terminal and the solenoid terminal with something like a screw driver or another think wire. (you have to be really careful doing this cause there are so many things to accidentally touch with the positive cable and cause arching ) but once your all in place your friend can attach the other end fo the positive jump lead to his battery and that way you have taken out all the circuitry and are effectively testing your starter while in place on your car and while under load. As long as your jump leads are good and you are in good contact with the starter connections and the soleniod contacts, if the starter doesn't turn the engine over you have something up with the starter. As you have taken every thing else out of the loop - i.e. the wiring and your battery.

If the starter does turn the engine over this way it says the starter is good and there are problems with the wiring or your battery.

Sorry for the long reply but thats all I can think of to try and work out where the problem may be.
Good luck.

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