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Starter not engaging-

No click from solenoid this morning so I replaced the 8 year old battery. tried to start in neutral and even pushed it in drive a few feet tho try to free up starter. no luck. No previous problems with this well-maintained ride. automatic tranny.

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  • irt36 Jul 17, 2008

    The starter will not disengage after starting causing a roaring sound, what is wrong?

  • gotti917 Aug 24, 2008

    no connection to the starter

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Try this:

  • have assistant sit at driver's seat
  • jack up front end to access starter
  • as assistant turns key (be careful), tap on starter with either a soft hammer or a large peice of wood
if no success, remove and clean electrical connections to starter

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Hmm, possible problems:
- starter or starter solenoid defective.
- neutral switch or wiring thereto defective. Shift selector has to be in Park or Neutral to start. Sometimes brake pedal has to be pressed also for starter to turn.
- remote starter system defective (if you have this) This would be hard to diagnose.
I would first confirm if the starter works by putting 12V directly from positive pole on battery to positive connector on starter solenoid (use jumper cable, and wear goggles in case of massive sparking when you accidentally touch ground.)

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the battery voltage, should be 12 volts
the battery connections, should be nice and tight and free from corrosion
the wiring to the starter motor/ solenoid,
the main earth wire attached to the car chassis.
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turn the headlights off.
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You could try this simple trick, but Im about 85% sure you have a bad starter.

Have a buddy help you push the vehicle in neutral for a short distance. When you get it moving at a walking pace, put the transmission in Drive, and let the vehicle come to a stop. You may hear a little clicking, but thats OK, it wont hurt anything. Put the transmission back in Park and try to start the engine again. Sometimes the starter gear gets stuck on the flywheel and it wont engage when you try to start the engine. This trick may move the flywheel a little so the starter can engage.

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When you turn the key to on, does everything come on, all the dash and warning lights?
When you turn the key to cranking, power is sent to the solenoid mounted on the starter, through a small purple wire. This is what engages the starter. But the path from the ignition switch to that solenoid travels through a starter relay and a neutral safety switch(for automatics) or a clutch safety switch (for manual transaxles). Check for power with a testlight or voltmeter at that purple wire on the starter solenoid when someone holds the key in crank. If you have power there, the solenoid is bad, and starter needs to come out to replace the solenoid. Doesn't sound like that, though. Usually they make a clicking sound when, or before going out. I think maybe the relay is bad or the neutral safety switch may be your problem(or the clutch switch if you have a manual).
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Hi,

Factors that can disable starting the engine are:
1. if automatic transmission, should be in Park or Neutral. In some instances, you may need to move the shift lever a couple of time to trigger the hidden switch;
2. anti-theft/alarm system. You may need to check the connectors, disable or the electronic key and try several times;
3. Starting system - the issue is might be with the starter system. The starter system is initiated at the ignition switch when the key is turned to start. At this point, the ignition switch then provides +12VDC to a starter relay (if the vehicle has got one) or straight to the starting solenoid. The relay is but a remote switch with slightly higher amperage capacity. The starter relay then engages and supplies +12VDC to the staring solenoid. The starting solenoid then performs two (2) functions. It provides the switching action (hundreds amps) from the battery heavy cable to the actual starter motor. The solenoid likewise pushes a small pinion gear along the shaft of the starter motor to engage the ring gear. The ring gear is of course on the edge of the flywheel which in turn is attached to the crankshaft.

Starter system problems could be corrected by:
1. check battery, battery cables and connections;
2. charge the battery if required;
3. clean brushes and guides of brush holders of the starter motor;
4. clean the commutator and commutator segments;
5. check/replace the armature or field coils if determined to be defective;
6. in some extreme cases it could be the drive pinion or the flywheel gear ring is defective.
7. often it is the big switch that the solenoid activates that looses contacts causing no +12V internally to the motor.
8. Most likely would be a defective starter relay or the IGN switch itself. Relative to this, you might try and check the connectors/terminals and electrical joints.

In the picture below, the upper portion is the starter solenoid while the one below it is the actual starter.
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Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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