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Starter cranks slowly. Battery is Ok and properly charged. Engine always starts, but cranking speed seems low.

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Sounds like your starter is going bad, watch out it can go out at anytime and you want be going nowhere. Have your starter checked out.

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Not sure what to do.


you use the wrong terms and it is confusing
cranking is when the engine is turning over of the starter and running is when it fires up and goes
now if it is cranking very slow then it is a battery problem
if it is cranking and not firing or running then it is still a battery problem
you sat the battery is low so you jumped the battery but it still will not start and run
The first thing to do is to have a load test done on the battery to check for a dead cell as the starter is drawing too much current and there is not enough power to run the ignition system

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Kzte 3.0 turbo charged engine damaged, new rings and bearings fitted.Engine stiff and cranks slowly. engine fitted, the cranking is very slow. please advise me, what is the problem, timing or what?


If battery is in tip top condition the problem is friction. Something in the repairs is too tight and causing the hassle. Definitely not bad timing - that just causes motor to run for s--- and has no effect on cranking speed.

If car runs over time the excessive tolerances will wear. But because things are tight always make sure you have a strong battery and starter.

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Changed battery car won't start


wont crank?
or cranks but wont start.?
if it dont crank use jumper cables, that is the first best tests.
if it cranks fast, ask for help, (hint check spark)

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92 firebird wont crank, tried everything nothing


It could still be the security system. The resistors only bypass the key and ignition. If your Theft Deterrent Module is bad, the security light may not turn on, and the car will not start. You can bypass this.

http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/

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Cutlass ciera wont start


Does the starter spin the motor at normal cranking speed? If there seems too much friction, try turning the engine over by hand to check if the engine turns freely. Put a socket and wrench on the center crankshaft pulley bolt and turn clockwise. If you cannot turn the crankshaft with a wrench easily, then the starter can't either. Turn the crank all the way around to check for something preventing cranking.
Is the battery still enough power to crank at normal speed? If it's already too low, recharge it, and try again.

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Engine wont start


does it crank over or is the battery dead?

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Avalon wont start batt seems fine just clicking


seems, means nuttn. (no jumper cables,?????)
only a volt meter works, seems is zero .
a rested charged battery and (warm temps) is 12.6vdc.
you crank it, (not in Klondike?) and battery holds above 11v. cranking
does it? if not the battery is bad, or not charged.
jumper cables to other car fix it?
barrowed battery from wifes good car fix it?
no,
no.?
ok are battery cables cleaned, the lugs.
yes.
you hot wire the starter (keys in pocket)
starter works (engine dont start for safety here)
it fails to crank, starter is bad.
it cranks, that means the key line is dead.

if key line fails, did you wiggle the shifter cranking, , do so.
if that starts car the PRNDL switch is bad. on trans side.





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03 for explorer not starting turn the key have full power hear klicks from distribution block but no crank


The starter solenoid is mounted on the starter. Clicking from the distribution block must be the starter relay. Swap in another relay from the block into that socket to see if the relay is the problem.

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Vechile wont start


Does it crank ? or does it do nothing when tring to start ?If it doesn't check batterty and alt charging rate.If it does crank does it sound normal maybe broke timing belt will crank faster then norm.if crank is norm then check for spark and fuel press at fuel rail and let me know

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Car won't start. It turns over and clicks fast, but nothing. Dad says it may be the starter, but I don't know where the starter is to tap it to see. Can you help?


Right side, down under. You say it turns over? if it turns over, the starter is working. Turning over and cranking are the same thing. It either CRANKS or it DOES NOT CRANK. or it CRANKS but wont RUN. Explain things in these terms so theres no confusion.

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