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I cant get my bravada to crank over.

With a brand new battery, and my starter testing out fine. when I turn the key it sends enough power to my starter to make it "click". then it kills all power tell I turn the ingnition off and start the process all over. I

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  • jaredknaub Jun 05, 2010

    Thanks! I hope replacing the starter will fix my problem.



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How a starter works: when you put the contact to the starter an electromagnet is activated which pulls a lever. That lever does 2 things:
1 - makes the starter cog engage the flywheel - the click you hear
2 - activates the contacts that power the motor of the starter and provides additional power to the ignition - this is where your starter fails.
It's cheaper to replace the starter than to fix the contacts.

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

  • jaredknaub Jun 05, 2010

    your saying my starter is failing when there is a load put on it?



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