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Motor not starting

I installed a new trans. had to remove motor from vehicle to do so. Upon installation, when I turn the key the starter engages, and engine does not turn over. My battery is charged. when not starting, bat is at 12.2 volts. when it tries to start, bat goes to 2 volts. I can hear the starter engage on the flywheel, but no rotation. I can rotate the engine using a socket on the front pulley. This car has an auto trans. I have tried to shift into neutral, but same issue occurs.

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Double check all of your ground wires from the battery to the engine and body. Also have the battery checked. Even if the starter was bad, the voltage while cranking should not drop down to 2 volts.

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I have a 1988 2wd pickup and the starter won't


starter wont turn or engages the flext plate,flywheel and still wont turn engine over?if this is the case you have a seized up motor,but if it doesnt even click check signal wire from ignition switch for power when you turn the key to crank.if no power your ignition switch,park/neutral safety switch(clutch switch if manual trans) or wrongly installed wired could be the problem.

Jul 18, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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I AM TRYING TO REPLACE MY STARTER ON A 1997 CHEV LUMINA 3.1 V6. I NEED A DIAGRAM OF THE STARTER


Hello Larry...Here are the steps to take. Detach the ground (black) battery cable. Lift the front of your vehicle with a floor jack, support it with jack stands and chock the rear wheels.
Unfasten the retaining nuts holding the heavy (battery) cable and the thin wire to the back of the starter solenoid (the small cylinder mounted on top of the starter motor) with a wrench. Move the heavy and thin wires out of the way.
Loosen the two mounting bolts holding the starter motor to the engine block with a ratchet, large ratchet extension and socket. Hold the motor assembly with one hand and finish removing the two starter mounting bolts. Make a note of the position of each mounting bolt, since they are of different sizes, and of any shims located between the starter motor, mounting bolts and engine block.
Remove the starter motor from the vehicle

To Install:
Position the new starter motor in place with one hand and install the two mounting bolts finger tight with your free hand, along with any shims installed with the original starter. Failing to replace the shims may cause the starter to grind against the flywheel or engage and fail to start the engine

Tighten the two mounting bolts with the ratchet, extension & socket.
Install the heavy cable and wire in their respective mounting studs at the back of the starter solenoid and install the retaining nuts finger tight. Tighten the nuts with the wrench; (careful not to overtighten)
Lower your vehicle off the jack stands...Attach the ground (black) battery cable.

There you have it, included is a picture of the starter, good luck, i hope this helps.

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Jul 29, 2011 | 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

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2003 Chevy Impala 78,000 miles KEY WILL NOT TURN. - Car was running fine! - Turned off key. - Tried to restart and Key will Not Turn. It was jammed in the OFF position. - I removed ignition...


ur still in a security lock out with ignition[ key ] system u might have to have it towed to dealer for them to hook up vehicle[contact dealer and advise what is happening and also recheck new key] for reprograming or reset system..some vehicles if u try to start vehicle while in a security mode can get completely locked out of vehicle and if u replaced the whole ignition housing and not just the cylinder the housing is the reader the wiring that is around the housing cylinder tube is what reads the key and syncs with the vehicle if u put in a different one or the wiring is damaged vehicle wont start and will stay in security mode

Jul 02, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet Impala

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2005 Sedona wont start, wont take a jump. Radio works and lights come on but wont turn over. Friend said to follow the positive battery cable to its end and id find the starter. cant find it. looked here...


OK, even if you find the starter, you'll have to find a way of testing it.

Starter Testing Starting System Voltage Drop Tests NOTE: The battery must be in good condition and fully charged prior to performing this test.
There are three area of the starter motor circuits that voltage drop test can be performed on. These include:
  • The starter feed circuit
  • The starter ground circuit
  • The starter solenoid.
Starter Feed Circuit
  1. Disable the fuel system by removing the fuel pump fuse or the fuel pump relay.
  2. Verify that the vehicle will not start.
  3. Connect the positive lead of a voltmeter to the positive terminal of the battery.
  4. Connect the negative lead of a voltmeter to the starter B+ terminal.
  5. Turn the ignition key to the START position and note the voltage displayed on the voltmeter.
    • Ideally, there should be no more than 0.1 volt drop for each connection displayed on the voltmeter. No voltage should be consumed by the vehicle wiring
      1. If the battery cable connects directly to the starter motor there should be no more than a 0.2 volt drop measured
      2. If the vehicle uses a starter solenoid between the battery and the starter motor terminal there should be no more than 0.4 volt displayed on the voltmeter
Starter Ground Circuit
  1. Disable the fuel system by removing the fuel pump fuse or the fuel pump relay.
  2. Verify that the vehicle will not start.
  3. Connect the positive lead of the voltmeter to the case of the starter motor.
  4. Connect the negative lead of the voltmeter to the negative terminal of the battery.
  5. Turn the ignition key to the START position and note the voltage displayed on the voltmeter.
    • Ideally, there should be no more than 0.1 volt drop for each connection displayed on the voltmeter. No voltage should be consumed by the vehicle wiring
      1. If the battery cable connects directly to the starter motor there should be no more than a 0.2 volt drop measured
    • Starter Solenoid
  6. Disable the fuel system by removing the fuel pump fuse or the fuel pump relay.
  7. Verify that the vehicle will not start.
  8. Connect the positive lead of the voltmeter to the case starter B+ terminal.
  9. Connect the negative lead of the voltmeter to the lug (the starter M terminal) that connects the starter solenoid to the starter motor.
  10. Turn the ignition key to the START position and note the voltage displayed on the voltmeter.
    • Ideally, there should be no more than 0.2 volt drop across the starter solenoid displayed on the voltmeter.
In general, there should be no more than a 1.0 volt drop throughout the entire starter motor feed and ground circuit. Any voltage drops measured in either the feed or ground circuits after connections have been cleaned will require replacement of the affected battery cable. Typically, any voltage drops measured in the solenoid are repaired by replacing the starter motor.

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Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Record the radio anti theft code data.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable On 2002-05 vehicles, shift cable Starter motor electrical connectors On 2002-05 vehicles, starter heat shield Starter motor

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    Fig. Starter motor mounting-3.5L Engine


To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

    Starter motor. Tighten the bolts to 20-24 ft. lbs. (27-33 Nm). On 2002-05 vehicles, starter heat shield Starter motor electrical connectors. Tighten the battery terminal nut to 106-141 inch lbs. (12-16 Nm). On 2002-05 vehicles, shift cable Negative battery cable Reprogram the radio anti theft codes

Oct 18, 2010 | 2005 Kia Sedona

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Replace the starter


For 1997 Ford Aspire 1.3L EFI SOHC 4cyl check this procedure...

Removal & Installation
Models With Automatic Transaxle
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the two upper starter motor retaining bolts.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle using safety stands.
  4. Loosen the two intake manifold support bolts and remove the support.
  5. Loosen the support bracket bolts and remove the bracket.
  6. Loosen the starter motor support nuts and washers, then remove the support.
When removing the hard shell connector at terminal S, grasp the plastic shell. Do not pull on the wire.
  1. Disengage the S terminal connection from the solenoid.
  2. Loosen the B terminal washer and nut, then disengage the electrical connection from the solenoid.
  3. Loosen the lower starter motor bolt and remove the starter motor from the vehicle.
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Fig. 2: Starter motor mounting and electrical connections-models with automatic transaxles (click for zoom)


To install:
  1. Position the starter in the vehicle.
  2. Install the lower starter motor bolt and tighten to 23-34 ft. lbs. (31-46 Nm).
  3. Engage the S and B terminal electrical connections.
When installing the hard shell connector, be careful to push it straight on and make sure it locks in position with a notable click or detent.
  1. Install the starter motor support and tighten the retainers to 35-44 inch lbs. (4-5 Nm).
  2. Install the support bracket and tighten the retaining bolts.
  3. Install the intake manifold support bracket and tighten the retainers to 12-14 ft. lbs. (16-22 Nm).
  4. Lower the vehicle.
  5. Install the starter motor upper retaining bolts and tighten them to 23-34 ft. lbs. (31-46 Nm).
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.

Models With Manual Transaxle
See Figure 11
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the B terminal washer and nut, then disengage the electrical connection from the solenoid.
When removing the hard shell connector at terminal S, grasp the plastic shell. Do not pull on the wire.
  1. Disengage the S terminal connection from the solenoid.
  2. Remove the two starter support bolts.
  3. Loosen the starter motor support nuts and washers, then remove the support.
  4. Loosen the starter motor bolts and remove the starter motor from the vehicle.
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Fig. 11: Starter motor mounting and electrical connections-models with manual transaxles (click for zoom)



To install:
  1. Position the starter in the vehicle.
  2. Install the starter motor bolts and tighten to 23-34 ft. lbs. (31-46 Nm).
  3. Engage the S and B terminal electrical connections.
When installing the hard shell connector, be careful to push it straight on and make sure it locks in position with a notable click or detent.
  1. Install the starter motor support and tighten the nuts to 35-44 inch lbs. (4-5 Nm).
  2. Install the starter motor support bolts and tighten them to 14-18 ft. lbs. (19-25 Nm).
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.


Hope helps (remember comment and rated this).



Aug 05, 2010 | 1997 Ford Aspire

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Ignition has no electicity going to it everything else works and we can start the car by bypassing the ignition is there a fuse somewhere we aren't seeing or a wire or is it the key part does anyone know...


Hi, there should be a fuse and a Starter Relay located in engine compartment, driver side, front side of strut tower, mounted in relay block on fender wall.

Different manufacturers use different abreviations for circuit fuses and relays, I recommend to check all of them.

Also, check if when key is in RUN, power is getting to the Starter Selenoid Mounted on top of the Starter thru the skinny wire (There is a FAT wire coming straight from the battery, that one is HOT at all times,) if power is coming in, REPLACE STARTER SELENOID, if no power present, REPLACE IGNITION SWITCH.

I've includded a troubleshooting chart, instruccions on how to replace STARTER SELENOID and some pictures to help you better identify and fix your problem. (I always think is better to have too much information than not enough) : )

Four types of starter motor are utilized depending upon the vehicle transaxle and assembly plant location. Manual transaxle equipped vehicles utilize a conventional starter motor which consists of a yoke, an armature assembly, an overrunning clutch assembly, a solenoid, a commutator end cover, a brush holder and a pinion drive lever. Automatic transaxle equipped vehicles utilize a reduction type starter motor which has, in addition to the components found on conventional starter motors, a reduction gear and shock absorber assembly.

In the basic circuit, the solenoid windings are energized when the ignition switch is turn to the START position and the clutch start/neutral safety switch is closed. The resulting plunger and shift lever movement causes the pinion to engage the engine flywheel ring gear. This movement also causes the starter solenoid contacts to close
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With the contacts closed, the starter solenoid provides a closed circuit between the battery positive terminal and the starter motor. Because the starter motor is permanently grounded to the engine block, the circuit is complete and cranking occurs as soon as the starter solenoid contacts are closed.

When the engine starts, the pinion is designed to overrun and protect the armature from excessive speed until the ignition switch is released from the START position. With the ignition switch released, a return spring in the solenoid assembly forces the starter solenoid contacts open, breaks the circuit between the battery and the starter motor, and disengages the pinion. To prevent prolonged overrun, the ignition switch should be immediately released upon engine start-up.


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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the positive battery cable from the starter.
  3. Label and disconnect the solenoid electrical connectors.
  4. Scribe matchmarks on the solenoid and drive housing to ensure proper solenoid installation.
  5. Remove the nut and field coil lead wire from the solenoid.
  6. Remove the screws and solenoid from the starter.

To install:
  1. Lightly grease solenoid plunger.
  2. Install solenoid to starter aligning housing matchmarks.
  3. Install screws and tighten securely.
  4. Install field coil lead wire to solenoid and secure with retaining nut. Tighten to 89 inch lbs.. (10 Nm).
  5. Install the solenoid electrical connector.
  6. Install the positive battery cable. to the starter. Tighten to 89 inch lbs.. (10 Nm).
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
Let me know how it worked out, Good Luck,

Mar 31, 2010 | 1991 Geo Metro

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Where is starter located and how to remove it , for a dodge caravan 1998,3.3l


Starter - Removal & installing
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle securely on jackstands.
  3. Disengage the solenoid wiring connector from the terminal. This connection may be held in place by a retaining nut, or it could be a push-in connector.
  4. Remove the B+ nut and wire from the starter motor terminal.
  5. Remove the starter motor-to-transaxle bellhousing mounting bolts.
  6. Remove the starter from the vehicle. If equipped, remove the starter motor spacer.
To install:
  1. If equipped, hold the starter motor spacer in position.
  2. Install the starter motor into position on the vehicle.
  3. Install the starter motor-to-transaxle bellhousing mounting bolts. Tighten the mounting bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  4. Engage the solenoid wiring connector onto the starter terminal.
  5. Connect the B+ wire and tighten the retaining nut to 90 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8. Verify starter motor operation.
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Disengage the solenoid wiring connector, then the battery positive (B+) nut and wire from the starter motor

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Remove the 3 starter motor-to-transaxle bellhousing mounting bolts

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Remove the starter motor from the vehicle


The starter relay is located in the Power Distribution Center (PDC) in the engine compartment. Refer to the underside of the PDC cover for starter relay location.

Hope helped with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.

Nov 18, 2009 | 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan

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How do you change the starter on a 96 town and country


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle securely on jackstands.
  3. Disengage the solenoid wiring connector from the terminal. This connection may be held in place by a retaining nut, or it could be a push-in connector.
  4. Remove the B+ nut and wire from the starter motor terminal.
  5. Remove the starter motor-to-transaxle bellhousing mounting bolts.
  6. Remove the starter from the vehicle. If equipped, remove the starter motor spacer.
To install:
  1. If equipped, hold the starter motor spacer in position.
  2. Install the starter motor into position on the vehicle.
  3. Install the starter motor-to-transaxle bellhousing mounting bolts. Tighten the mounting bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  4. Engage the solenoid wiring connector onto the starter terminal.
  5. Connect the B+ wire and tighten the retaining nut to 90 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8. Verify starter motor operation.
Posting pics on next post!

Oct 18, 2009 | 1996 Chrysler Town & Country

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Starter motor


Is there any sound when the key is turned? The solenoid may be stuck, and a light tap with a hammer may free it up. The starter is located on the engine block.

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
STARTER MOTOR
Removal & Installation (2.0L)

CAUTION:When battery is disconnected, vehicle computer and memory systems may lose memory data. Driveability problems may exist until computer systems have completed a relearn cycle. See COMPUTER RELEARN PROCEDURES article in GENERAL INFORMATION before disconnecting battery. Before testing starter, ensure transmission is in Park or Neutral.

Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove air cleaner. Remove upper starter mounting bolts. Raise and support vehicle. Disconnect starter solenoid wire connections. Remove starter motor lower mounting bolt. Remove starter motor. To install, reverse removal procedure. Ensure negative battery cable is installed with starter mounting bolt. Tighten bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS table.

Removal & Installation (2.5L)

Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove air cleaner and air cleaner bracket. Disconnect starter solenoid wire connections. Remove starter support bracket. On manual transmission equipped models, remove shift cable bracket and disconnect cable. On all models, remove fuel supply line from support bracket. Remove starter bolts. Remove starter. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts to specification.

Jan 01, 2009 | 2000 Ford Contour

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