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When i turn the key it just clicks batairy is fine but it only does it when its hot

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If battery is good starter is bad

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Won't crank when warm


It is possible that the solenoid on the starter binds when the starter is hot. When you say that the starter was tested, was it tested hot?

Does the starter click when you attempt to start it? When you turn the key, the switch energises a small relay, which in turn energises the solenoid, which in turn applies power to the starter motor.
The solenoid should make an audible sound when it pulls in the plunger.

If you have a second person, one could turn the key, and another could gently hit the solenoid with a rubber or plastic hammer. This worked on a Dodge minivan that I had.

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This may be due to a bad neutral safety switch, is this car automatic or manual transmission?

If automatic try to start in neutral and if manual try to locate switch on clutch pedal and use a jumper wire to jump connector for switch, NOTE; If switch is jumped car will start in gear with pedal not pushed down and car will take off so this is just as a test not a repair!!!!!, good day

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Hi, the problem is either with the crank fuse, ignition switch, safety interlock or the starter relay. First check the fuse (in the instrument panel fuse box). Can you hear the starter relay click when you turn the key to start? You may want to probe the relay socket with a 12 volt test light to see if the ignition switch is working. If it is, there will be 2 hot terminals in the socket when the key is turned. The relay is in the relay box under the hood. Connect your test light clip to chassis or engine ground, pull out the starter relay, and have someone hold the key in the start position while you probe the relay socket terminals. If there are 2 hot terminals, replace the relay. If there is only one hot terminal, try bypassing the interlock switch. On a manual transmission, the interlock is above the clutch pedal. Pull the connector off it and connect the terminals in the connector using a large paper clip.
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Car won't start. its got a hot battery. Turn key, dash lights up but does nothing,not even click. got under car to ckeck starter used screwdriver on selonoid and it turned over fine. turn key switch...


If your car rolls over when you short the selonoid then the possibilities are limited.
The most likely is your neutral safety switch
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Check the start solenoid, starter side, when you turn the key... The battery side will always be hot, the starter side should be hot when you turn the key.

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Hi,it is very comon that when the starter is going bad ,to act like that , (check your starter) c1

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