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Replaced starter car is trying to turn over but acts like dead battery battery is fully charged

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SOURCE: Fully charged battery, starter just gives loud click. will run when not in car and hooked up to battery via jumper leads

check the starter solenoid

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 97 Oldsmobile LSS Won't Start.

You need to replace the upper intake manifold. The coolant will get on top of the pistons and they will not fire. Take all of the plugs out and turn over to get the coolant out and put new ones back in after the new manifold is put on. You can break the starter housing if you don't get the coolant out. A common problem with this engine but the new manifold has been re-designed to last longer.

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SOURCE: replaced starter in 97 lumina no power

check your fudes under the hood and under drivers side dash

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SOURCE: 2003 Pontiac Vibe with 110,000 miles. Over a three

When you say the battery has a full charge, what voltage are you reading? 13.2 volts for a 12 volt battery (2.2v per cell x 6 cells). The solenoid is the usual suspect. My dad had a truck that occasionally wouldn't start and he wacked the starter solenoid with a crescent wrench and then the engine would turn over fine. The facts are that the solenoid is nothing more than a moving contact big enough to carry all the juice the battery can dish out. Over time the contacting surfaces wear away. The worn away contact material doesn't escape the housing, so the solenoid housing fills with dust. Dust impedes the movement of the contact. Wack the solenoid with something like a hammer or wrench like my dad did. One thing though - be careful not to short out anything or hit hard enough to dent the housing. If the wack does the trick, then thank my dad...

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