I put my key in and turn but it wont start the car
I took it in and the battery , starter ,and alternator are all good! It don't happen every time I try to start it but went it want it takes anywhere from 3-20 times before it will start the car! Any suggestions?
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YOUR STARTER & SOLONOID, ONE UNIT, MUST BE BAD ! WHEN YOU TURN KEY TO START THE BATTERY SHOULD ENERGIZE THE SOLONOID WHICH INGAGES THE STARTER INTO THE FLYWHEEL AND CRANKS THE ENGINE TO START. IF THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN, REPLACE THE UNIT !
Does the engine spin over and not start? Or turn the key and nothing happens? New spark plugs and wires won't have anything to do with the starter and battery keeping the engine from spinning when you turn the key. Need more specific explanation. Thanks, Scott
try to get a jump from a friend and see what happens, does the same, faulty starter, may need replacing, try to use small hammer and tap lightly on the starter couple time and have a friend start the car while you tap lightly on it. check ignition switch where you stick the key in. stick the key in the ignition and turn the key back and forth jiggle and wiggle it and see if your igniting will make contact. do it several time to test and see if its the ignition problems, this part is not cheap to replace.
check to make sure battery in good conditions.the battery voltage should be 12.5.if all is good.problem is in starter solenoid.if it wont replace with the new starter.also bad battery cables.replace battery cables if they havent been changed.a bad transmission range switch.
Yes, because the bushings wear out, causing the armature to hit the field under starting load.....dead short. Jumping gives you added amperage allowing the starter to work. (forcing it to work) Buy a new one.
P.S. DON"T RUN YOUR ENGINE WITH THE BATTERY DISCONNECTED!!!!!! You will cook your alternator........zzzzzzzzzzz!
This exact same thing happened to me, it can be a number of problems. You might not have enough battery charge to get the car going since the fuel pump in this car is electronic, my car did not start but when i took it to a mechanic thinking the battery was perfect because lights and all were on they jump started it and it started then immediately died, i also had a choke pull off failure, leaks in my carburetor, and the float was to heavy causing flooding. 185 dollars later and a rebuilt carburetor my car had a smooth idle and turned on immediately after turning ignition. but then to find out my alternator was bad hence the battery only having enough power for the radio and lights.so in short try jumping the car even though the battery seems good, check your carb or get it checked by a mechanic, then check if your alternator is ok. if i waited for two days without attempting to start car then trying it would start if i held the ignition and pushed the gas pedal down until it started. (see if thats the case for you) my guess is you carb, battery, and alternator.