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When I turn the switch to start the engine, the starter will not turn over. I thought the starter may have been defective, so I had it rebuilt, as the car has 170 thousand on it. The battery is OK and the alternator was rebuilt several months ago. Is there a relay or fuse that could be defective, and where would it be located?

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Jump the main starter terminal to the S terminal with a screwdriver this bypasses the solenoid. Quick way to test the starter.

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Check the wire leading to the solenoid with an ohm meter. It has a fusable link which may have blown out. The link is inside the wire itself spliced in. If blown replacements can be purchased at any auto parts store and crimped on

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Car engine will not turn over


If I understand you right, the problem is the engine will not crank, that is turn over when you turn they ignition key to START. Having said that, might it be that the issue is with the starter system. The starter system is initiated at the ignition switch when the key is turned to start. At this point, the ignition switch then provides +12VDC to a starter relay (if the vehicle has got one) or direct to the starting solenoid. The relay is but a remote switch with slightly higher amperage capacity. The starter relay then engages and supplies +12VDC to the staring solenoid. The starting solenoid then performs two (2) functions. It provides the switching action (hundreds amps) from the battery heavy cable to the actual starter motor. The solenoid likewise pushes a small pinion gear along the shaft of the starter motor to engage the ring gear. The ring gear is of course on the edge of the flywheel which in turn is attached to the crankshaft.

Starter system problems could be corrected by:
1. check battery, battery cables and connections;
2. charge the battery if required;
3. clean brushes and guides of brush holders of the starter motor;
4. clean the commutator and commutator segments;
5. check/replace the armature or field coils if determined to be defective;
6. in some extreme cases it could be the drive pinion or the flywheel gear ring is defective.
7. often it is the big switch that the solenoid activates that looses contacts causing no +12V internally to the motor.
8. Most likely would be a defective starter relay or the IGN switch itself. Relative to this, you might try and check the connectors/terminals and electrical joints.

In the picture below, the upper portion is the starter solenoid while the one below it is the actual starter.
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Given the amount of work to overhaul a starter, you might consider just replacing it.

So recommended course of action is determine if there is +12VDC at the starter solenoid when IGN switch is turned to START.

Sep 11, 2012 | 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Switch is on, turn key, no signal to starter, no click no contack


COMMON CAUSES OF NO-CRANK NO-START

Low battery (Check battery voltage, recharge if low, or jump start with another vehicle or battery charger).
Loose or corroded battery cables (Inspect, clean and tighten BOTH ends of BOTH battery cables).
Bad starter relay wiring connections or ground connection (Inspect, clean, tighten wiring connections).
Bad starter relay/solenoid (Check for voltage at relay, if relay has voltage but there is no "click" when key is turned to start, replace relay).
Bad starter (Jump battery voltage direct to starter to see if it spins, or remove starter and have it bench tested at auto parts store).
Damaged starter drive or teeth on flywheel (Remove starter and inspect drive gear and flywheel teeth, replace damaged parts if necessary).
Bad ignition switch (Check to see if voltage reaches starter relay/solenoid when turn to start. If not, check for open P/N switch and brake or clutch pedal switch. Replace ignition switch if defective).
Open P/N safety switch, or open Brake Pedal Safety Switch (automatic transmission) or open Clutch Pedal Switch (manual transmission). Bypass switch with jumper wire to see if engine cranks, or use test light or voltmeter to check for voltage passing through switch when ignition is turned to start.
Engine seized due to bearing failure or internal damage (Use socket and long handle to see if engine can be turned by hand, if not engine is locked up).
Engine hydrolocked due to coolant leak from leaky head gasket (Use socket and wrench to see if engine rotates, remove spark plugs and see if coolant comes out or engine can not be cranked with plugs out).

Jun 15, 2011 | Ford Windstar Cars & Trucks

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2004 Sante fe 3.5L 2WD went out to go to work and wouldn't turn over, (assumed dead battery), went down and got new battery and installed, still wouldn't turn over, (assumed starter shot),removed...


TEST POWER LEADS TO STARTER FOR POWER
AT STARTER (BATTERY POSITIVE TO STARTER BATTERY NEGATIVE TO ENGINE BLOCK)
THEN TEST FOR SIGNAL POWER TO SELENOIDE ON STARTER
(KEY TURNED TO START POWER SHOULD GO TO SELENOIDE)
IF NO POWER TO SIGNAL WIRE CHECK FUSES AND RELAYS
ON STARTER CIRCUIT
IF THIS CHECKS OUT MAY BE AUTO TRANSMISSION NUTRAL PARK SWITCH
TRY TO START IN NUTRAL OR WHILE SHIFTING TRUE GEARS SLOWLY WITH SHIFTER
IF STANDARED CHECK NUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH

May 08, 2011 | 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Starter motor did not shut off after the engine was started and just kept running after engine was shut off. smelled very hot and was smoking.


The starter solenoid stuck in the closed position. The solenoid is on the side of the starter on this vehicle. While you could replace just the solenoid, it more than likely hurt the starter windings. I would remove the entire starter and have it rebuilt locally or exchange it for a rebuilt one at a local parts supplier. Best wishes.

Jan 01, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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I have a 1991 Toyota Corolla won't start only click sound, then after couple of minutes the car start right away and once you turn it off same thing happened, bought a new battery, cause i thought that was...


It is a starter problem. But before you get the starter repaired/replaced check also the ignition switch. quite possible that it may be defective.

Oct 17, 2010 | 1991 Toyota Corolla

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96 Silverado starts cold but will not start hot. What can cause this problem?


the solenoids or electrics are gettin hot from age-ur car is 15 yrs run by computer technology

May 12, 2010 | 1996 Chevrolet K1500

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94 dodge intrepid wont start


clicking in the fusebox? And the starter could be because you need a new one. or a rebuilt. The clicking is your starter cylinoid.

Aug 26, 2009 | 1994 Dodge Intrepid

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Starter makes weird noise dosent turn over


Starter drive not engaging fully . Sticky or worn, but don't think changing thermostat had anything to do with it. Try having starter drive inspected & lubed if possible , but you may end up with new starter.

Dec 22, 2008 | 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

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Car wont start, makes a clicking sound under the hood


When you turn the ignition key to the start position you apply 12 volts to the solenoid. The solenoid is a relay switch that closes when you turn the key to the start position. When it closes It applies 12 volts to the starter motor.The starter motor draws a lot of electrical current, (so much so that they could not run that current thru the ignition switch, so they use the solenoid) What you hear clicking is the solenoid closing, or trying to close.I assume that "*****clicking" as you define it is a chatter rather then one click.

Possible causes: A low battery voltage. Has the battery been replaced in the last few
years few years. Try charging over night and see what happens
Bad connections on the battery terminals. Check for any white powder on and around the battery terminal. Use baking soda and water to clean the terminals (it'll fizz) then clean theem with a terminal brush. You can get one at any auto store
Bad connection on the starter solenoid
If it a manual shift, there is usually a kill switch somewhere on the shift mechanism
that prevents the starter from working if the car is in gear and the clutch is out
In automatic shifter the kill switch is in the shift selector mechanism so you can't start the car unless you are in park.

Hope this helps Lood luck Loringh

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Ford 02 f150 won't start


reach under engine and tap on starter with a hammer (careful!) while someone turns key...starter needs lube at Bendix solenoid.

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