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Starter clicks but won't turn over. Wires are all clean and secure is there another elecrical component on the firewall that helps controll this ? What should I look for, bad solenoid conatcts ? Nick

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Two things come to mind. one: make sure the BATTERY connections are perfect. two: many remanufactured starters for these trucks begin to "hang up" occasionally. try tapping on the side of the starter (not on the end with the wires, but on the side). this frequently frees up a starter.

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What can be the problem when I turn the key to start my yukon and the engine does not turn over but one click sound occurs at the starter location and then nothing?


Make sure your engine is not seized up. If the engine cannot rotate, neither will the starter. Next step is to determine that the car can control the starter. Easiest way to do this is to jump the battery and solenoid wires at the starter, in the car, while it is in park or neutral, with the ignition on. If the starter can be made to manually start the vehicle, the problem is in the control circuit. If not, either the new starter is no good or you still have power cabling or battery issues.

Mar 11, 2015 | 1998 GMC Yukon

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Mouse chewed wires, fixed,then turn key slowly it would start, some wires hanging below dash, van cleaned, vacummed, wires bumped, now turn key and no crank.


Seems likely that a wire or connector is loose or broken or corroded, or a fuse has blown (or possibly several). Could also be a faulty clutch interlock switch or powertrain control module or gear position switch or starter relay or keyswitch or starter solenoid/motor.

Use information from service manuals, on-line forums, circuit diagrams etc. to help you identify what wires and components to check, it will usually be a lot quicker and easier than randomly checking every circuit. Search for things like "1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager starter relay" and "1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager fuses" and "1999 plymouth grand voyager repair manual pdf".

If you have a test light or meter you can check for power into and out of the fuses, relays, keyswitch, etc. Follow the faulty circuit through to see where the power stops. If you're not sure how to do this find someone who does and ask them to help you. Concentrate on the circuit you are trying to fix (e.g. starter circuit). Use the wiring diagram for your exact model. If the correct wire colours are marked it can help a lot with identifying the wires you want to check.
Note that wires can sometimes change colours when they go through a connector.

Or just try the following:

If you can, find the relay that clicks when the key is turned. Relays can be unplugged so you can unplug them one at a time to see if clicking stops. Identify what the relay does
Check particularly if the starter relay (in relay box near battery?) clicks when the key is turned to start. If it does then the fault is after that (in the relay contacts or the starter solenoid/motor or the connecting wire).

**** Disconnect the battery earth (-) while fixing wires **** to avoid shorts.

Check for blown fuses, particularly the starter fuse (under the dash). Check for loose or corroded fuse connections.There are also some bigger fuses and some relays near the battery that should be checked.
Note: If a fuse has blown it is quite likely that there is a reason, e.g. something may have shorted out when bumped. Fuses rarely blow for no reason. If there is an exposed wire that hasn't been found, it's worth finding before it touches anything when you least need it.
What is a small problem at this stage could potentially turn into a much more expensive one (sparks, smoke, lots of money).
Don't try a bigger fuse !

Check for broken wires.
A cleanly broken wire should be easy to find.
It's a bit more tricky if a break is hidden inside the chewed insulation. If the wire bends easily at a spot it could be broken inside.
Even trickier if a wire has broken off at a join. If you look carefully enough you can usually see where a wire has broken from.
Don't guess if you can't be sure where a wire goes.
Joining the wrong things together leads to zero fun so be careful.

Mouse wee is highly corrosive and can damage wires /connectors. Unplug and carefully inspect the metal surfaces of the connectors for signs of corrosion, black or burnt appearance, or tarnishing. Clean or repair any damage.
All connections should be clean, tight and well insulated.

Good luck.

Jul 22, 2017 | 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager

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My 1996 Toyota Vienta won't turnover with the key in ignition. Plenty of electrical power, air con runs as does the lights. Fitted with an immobilizer, wondered if that might have something to do


Check wiring to your starter make sure all the wires are secure. Its mainly sounds like you need a new starter. If you hear it clicking it is likely engaging just not spinning

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IS THERE A FUSIBLE LINK BETWEEN THE BATTERY AND STARTER ON A 95 FORD EXPLORER?


hi there please check all ground /negative wires from battery to engine and chassis are secured firmly and check all contact points and wires for corrosion , have the battery tested although new.The next time the problem reoccurs remove battery and fit fully charged battery if this resolves your issues electrical wires and components should be fine

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Starter won't turn on 2001 sienna, only clicks


check the starter relay the wires could be bad and there should be a fuse for the starter check that to

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New Battery but it does not want to start. You just hear the clicking sound.


Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome. The clicking sound usually means a bad connection. Recheck all your terminals. Clean the post and ends, get rid of any white residue. Make sure no wires are damaged or loose. Make sure the starter is working. Try hitting it a few times, then try to start it. Check your ignition fuse. It is probably good, but check anyway. I believe it is a bad connection to the battery, but it may be the starter. If you have a security light on, it can keep the vehicle from starting also. Pay close attention to the wiring to the battery though. I believe the issue is there. One of the hot side wires from the battery goes to the starter, the other goes to the alternator. Follow the one that goes to the starter. Check for damage or loose connections. Be careful when you are at the starter. The wiring will shock you. Hit it on the body, not the head where the wires are. If it starts when you hit it, the starter is probably bad. If not, check the wiring and clean the post and ends to the battery. If you don't have a good connection, the starter won't crank. Even if the lightd are on inside, still clean it.

Sep 17, 2011 | 2000 Chevrolet Blazer

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My darango won't start, replaced that alternator and relays. starter is still good. but it won't even click over.


this could be as simple as a bad battery have you tryed to jump start it? if you try and that dosent work make sure you have power going to the starter with jumper cables on the battery. it should at the very least make a clicking sound while trying to start it check the battery posts also make sure they are clean and if it does click give it a minute and try starting it again.[ dont take the cables off the battery while waiting] the fact the starter doesent even click when you try to start it tells me no power to it or bad starter remember just because its new dosent mean it works i cant tell you how many times i have put somethig on a car and had to take it back off because it didnt work from the boxx new. and make sure the starter wires are tight and clean. if no clicking and you have power to starter then starter is bad.. i hope this helps..

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99 Yukon engine will not turn over. No clicking no lights diming. Siolnoid valve maybe. Where is siolnoid valve on stater?


It will ONLY click on the firewall, no volts on dash board , It will not do anything but click. Is there a relay ? It has a new starter, battery, fuses all the wires have been checked , cleaned WOW Do you have any ideas?

Jan 13, 2011 | 1999 GMC Yukon

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2003 Alfa Romeo V6 2.5 wont start


When starting - is it turning slow ??
If so - the starter could be binding to tightly against the flywheel..
Put in a few starter shimms.. They will back the starter slightly away from the flywheel & should turn with more ease..

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1997 subaru, starter would not engage when hot,


You need to make sure that the grounds for the body and motor are good. Sometimes just turning the bolt will clean them up but better to remove, clean and replace. Also make sure battery terminals and wires are clean and secure. Hope this helps and have a great day.

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