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When the key is turned to start up, and you just have a hard bump but nothing else

To me and I'm not a mechanic, When I attempt to start it, it doesn't turn over, it just seems to hit a dead end, like maybe the starter is frozen, could this be the problem?

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    schwaa44 Dec 07, 2016

    You can also buy a little inexpensive tester like this and it will tell you how charged your battery is, and if your alternator is OK.

  • Theresa Houston
    Theresa Houston Dec 09, 2016

    Thank you, but I haven't located the starter motor, all I have to get to it is the tire jack, not able to get under very far, talked to 2 mechanics both said it sounded like the starter, lol, now I just need to locate it, so I can tap on it to see if it's just stuck! Haven't worked on any vehicles in many years, and the motor is sideways, tried to find it where I would assume it is and can't see it! Drivers side, back of the motor! And for some reason, I haven't been able to find anything that shows it or tells me where it is! All the videos are close up so, it's not helping me.

  • schwaa44
    schwaa44 Dec 11, 2016

    What make model year is your vehicle?



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