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My car won't Start. Worked fine this morning and

My car won't Start. Worked fine this morning and know nothing. Its has to be somewere in the starter i believe. Is there away to start it with a bad starter so I can get it home.

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  • chromolock Jun 02, 2010

    Do i tap it any certain place?

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You can have someone tap on the starter with a hammer or similar tool while you try to start the car.

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  • Greg W.
    Greg W. Jun 02, 2010

    You can tap the starter body but do it with a little force. It works much better with 2 people. Basically it will cause the solenoid, which is what goes bad, to engage so that it completes the ignition circuit to turn the car over. The person in the car needs to "tap" the key into the position until they hear the starter engage then you can hold it in the start position to turn the engine over. you can try this last step on your own without tapping the starter before you have to get under the car. It may work since your sterter just started acting up. If you have to tap the starter be aware of all the connections around that area or you can arc out on a hot lead and sparks will fly. You may damage the electrical system also. I don't say that to scare you. As with anything, be smart and be safe.

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