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CRANKING ISSUES, the battery / alternator always test good, however when it does not crank I use jumper cables. i jump off the vehicle and it cranks. My radio goes blank on occasion also

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Sounds like you might have a loose/poor connection on one of the battery terminals. Make sure they are clean and tight and that there is nothing preventing a good connection.

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My 96 ford contour will turn over but will not start without a jump. O'Reillys said the alternator is good. All the fuses are good. What could be the issue? Please help


Does the battery have a full charge, battery connections all clean and tight?
With engine cranking, the vehicle systems get battery voltage. With engine running, it gets alternator voltage, there can be several volt difference.
With everything off use digital multimeter across battery posts, the generic spec for a full charge is 12.6 volts. Leave the leads on the battery posts, have a helper crank it, the voltage shouldn't drop below 9.6 volts, that is a generic spec.
The next test, w/o jumpers, have a helper crank it while you check spark at the plugs--check proper fuel pressure and fuel injector pulse. Any applicable trouble codes?

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What causes my car to only start when I stop cranking the starter?


Check battery voltage when cranking the engine. It could be below 9 volts. It sounds like the voltage is jumping up when you stop cranking the engine.

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Besides the battery and aultanatior what would be the reson for not starting?


Alternator is not even in the starting circuit

No Crank or NoStart ---- they are different

You tested for a dead battery

If you need to jump a vehicle,don't

Find a problem-- anything & resolve it

You can ruin the electronics, jump starting or
some day you eventually will,luck only holds
out so long & you learn the hard way

Do you have spark & injector pulse while cranking

Do you have fuel pressure at the motor key on or cranking

Why no vehicle,year,motor-- shown here?

Details leading up to this,always a story that is a secret

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Car won't start had a reading done it says po560 system voltage


Is it trying to turn over at all.... is it making a cranking noise when you turn the key? If not... dead battery. Also check your alternator to make sure you don't replace the battery unnecessarily. Get a jump and remove the jumper cables. Check the voltage on your battery with the car running. Should read around 14+ volts. If less than 12, your alternator has pooped. If it is cranking and still won't start, check your starter.

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My 2005 jeep grand cherokee won't start all i getting is a clicking noise


this is a NO CRANK issues, cars dont (A/T) dont start unless they crank.
try jumper start, off another car, (good cranking NOW means battery weak)
cable jump.
work now?
charge your cars battery>?
wiggle the shifter while cranking, does it starter wake up? bingo.
or shift to Neutral, (trick2) Does it crank now? BINGO 2.

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1999 honda odyssey won't turn over turn key nothing but lights work


no CRANK
the first test. is jumper cable cranks.
the lights only use 1/50th the current of a starter, and dont prove anything. (eg. bad batteries do run lights great, can prove.)

juimp start it,
good, yes. bad battery; battery dischanged,or bad charging system
or left on the lights. too long.
bad jump, this means the cranking system is bad.
bad crank.
1: cables from battery to starter, corroded.
2: bad cables. split open and green copper everywhere.
3: I hot wire the stater solenoid, if fails (good battery and cables )
then it is a bad starter, (i hit it with a hammer, and bam it cranks
great tick to get of of big time trouble , far off grid or? danger zones...

4: hot wire fails.
bad KEY line.
if key oine fails wiggle the A/T shift handle, cranks now?
try neutral cranking, (fresher contacts here, magic happens)

IF a stick shift car nows the time.....

ask how to hot wire or look here.
see test 1 here "hot wiring techniques"

http://www.fixkick.com/nocrank.html

I have M/T and park on hills and start by rolling starts.
i dont need a good battery, in my 1968 xxxxx (1/2 joking)

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Battery tests good, altenator tests good, battery light on. can jump but 03 explorer dies when cables are removed


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I have a 2000 honda odyssey van it starts great in the summer but in the winter when it is cold it will not start it will run down the battery and it will act like it is about to start but doesnt it...


You might want to have someone do a cranking test on your car.
There's alot of reason why, but this might be the cause:
1.Sometime the battery will test good, but it's not alway good. A easy to test, when your
car is cranking slow. Have other car jump yours or use a jumper pack to jump you car. If yor car crank nomal and fire up. You got a bad battery.
2.check your connector at the starter. loose or rusted connector will cause that.
3. you might have a bad starter that is starting to fail.

I don't think your alternator will be causing your problem because in alot of case that the alternator has fail, the battery light will come on.

good luck and hope this info help you in your quest.

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Get the battery and charging system tested. Sounds like the battery does not have any cranking amps. If you have a digital meter check cranking voltage. If it drops below 11 volts when you crank the battery is toast..

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there is not just one thing that can cause this problem. it could be in the ignition switch, it could be the wiring from switch to starter relay, could be the neutral safety switch. i can tell you a quick and dirty way to test this, have to be careful if you do it. put the vehicle in park, make sure it's in park, otherwise it will roll when you do this and you could get run over by your own vehicle. now you will need a set of jumper cables. make sure you can get to the hot side terminal of starter, one jumper cable contact has to go there. the other side has to go to hot (positive) side of battery. if when you tap the jumper cable to the hot side of starter the starter cranks just like it should then you have a wiring problem. if that's the result you get try jiggling the gear selector around and cranking ignition, or try starting it in neutral. if that makes a difference, if it cranks in neutral or if you move gear selector around when it's in park, then you probably have a bad neutral safety switch. if that doesn't make a difference but you are able to get it to crank by jumping straight from battery to starter then you have a wiring problem in ignition system. hope that helps

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