Question about 1997 Volkswagen Jetta
Hi, i will try to answer your problem. the starter motor is normally connected to the gearbox along side the engine it is a long cylinder and a very heavy electrical cable connects to it and smaller cables. can have 3 bolts. you will nedd to disconnect the car battery to stop SHORTING OUT the battery. there are cables for power to the starter motor, and alternator charging these are connected together and a cable for the STARTER CIRCUIT small wire.
if all mehanical parts o. k. the engine need a good supply of fuel. good ignition system (clean spark plugs PETROL ONLY). clean air filter. when starting the engine the starter motor gear is throws out a spring loaded cog to engage in a flywheel in the bell housing in the gearbox. if this is not happening. the battery lead dirty or loose. the cable to the stater motor loose or dirty. the starter motor BRUSHES worn or BEARING worn or OPEN CIRCUIT. the solinoid contact burned out. MAKE sure the car is out of GEAR for testing if the solinoid place a spaner across the solinoid if the starter motor moves then the solinoid is no good. gerry
Posted on Sep 10, 2010
it looks like this if your car wont turn over is a possibility, that the starter is bad, try to hit the starter motor before you remove ie and triy to start it see what happens, hit it hard, if it starts you need a new starter.the starter is near the transmission underside.
Posted on Sep 10, 2010
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I own a Cavalier and had some issues with not being able to start the engine. I initially suspected the starter, but then I checked the battery and with the use of a volt meter found the battery to be the culprit. Most reputable part stores will check your starter in a basic bench test and this can save you money by either confirming a bad component or ruling it out. The battery can be checked by most automotive parts business with the use of a volt meter. I would start checkine the battery to make sure that you have the necessary 12 volts. Good luck.
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not starting or turning over indicates towards multiple possibilities. It can
be issue with battery or weak battery. But if battery checks out ok, then it
can be starter issue or faulty alternator or problem with low fuel pressure or
no spark at spark plugs due to dirty spark plugs or faulty ignition
coil or injectors getting cracked or dirty and needs to be cleaned.
confirm the problem, the basic troubleshooting is required.
this link below and follow the troubleshooting:------
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