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I think my starter motor has gone? my car wont start unless i pus it and kick start it in gear. Is it the starter motor gone or battery playing up??

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Most common problem on this cars is ignition switch - electrical part.
But first make sure your battery fully charged and in a good condition.
Check if you get signal from ignition switch to the starter(disconnect small single wire from starter , connect test light to it and hook up test light clamp to the ground , turn key to start position , if test light goes on - switch is ok , starter no good .
If test light stays off - ignition switch is bad , starter is fine.)
Good luck.

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Hi...

both may be the reason for not starting.

11.please check the terminals from the battery,wires and all in good order.then check the volt comin to the starter motor if the volts are correct then the problem is with the started motor. please service or replace with the new motor.

2.if no supply is comin to the motor terminla then ther is a problem with the wires.the wire is damaged so no power goes to the motor.

3.if the voltmeter/multimeter reads less reading then the problem is with the battery.the charge is not sufficient enough to start the motor. please recharge or replace the battery if required.

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