Question about 1998 Chevrolet Malibu
I've gotten the starter tested and it works, I have also used the screwdriver trick and hear the same wuring noise but hear no click or spinning. I've cleaned the engine block and chasie grounds and cleaned all of the connection for the starter. I dont get full illumination of my dash board just battery light and check engine light when i turn it to the on position. the ignition switch was replaced six months ago. some of the fuses looked worn but were connected. I can turn the crank by hand. Im at a loss. What do I do?
So the starter was tested but was it tested properly
was a torque test done to check the pinion drive clutch for operation
sounds like either that clutch is faulty or the pinion drive is not being moved out by the solenoid linkage before the starter is engaged
Posted on Dec 07, 2016
Testimonial: "Thanks for your respone bill,. I took it to Auto Zone and watched the guy test it. Didnt seem to confident in what he was doing. The machine that he hooked it up to showed it to work. Would this machine have tested these things. Is there a way to test those things? Im new to being a self mechanic so i'm learning a bunch but still kinda in the dark. Especially with electrical. any tips would be great? Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions, just super frustrated."
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