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Starter issie??? The starting in my truck has always been different. It would stall then turn over almost like the battery was dying. Now it will turn over and wine so to speak without turning over so the truck will start. I tried to bump the starter (with the key) it still wont start. Is it the starter? Or some switch that has gone bad?

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  • Candrawjoy Jul 18, 2008

    My truck (manual 5-speed, 1999 s10) would not start for me. First the motor started to turn over, then it whirred or whined rather than crank. It whirred/whined as long as I turned the key. I kept trying, but it never started.

    I got another driver to give me a boost with jumper cables. Would not crank. Still only whirred/whined.

    I only got it started by pushing the truck off.

    I tried this morning the same thing. The motor seems to start then the whine/whir and no start. No clicking noise only high-pitched whir.

    The lights and windshield wipers all work. The battery is about 4 months old.

    What could be the problem?

  • Candrawjoy Jul 19, 2008

    Thank You! Your solution was absolutely right. I saved $150.00 today. Thanks again!

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The problem is definitely is the selenoid on the starter. The seleniod is responsible for converting the low amperage 12 volts signal to engage the high amperage switch between the thick wire between the starter and the battery. The selenoid is also responsible for engaging thin pinion gear with the flywheel. As your starter is winding but not engaging the selonoid is stuck not allowing the pinion gear to engage the ring gear on the flywheel.

You can bang on the starter with a hammer while someone else tries to turn it over for you. This will in most cases free up the selenoid, though that will only temperarily fix the problem. I recommend you go purchase a remanufactured starter from a store like napa or pepboys. A remanufactured starter is just as good as a new one at half the price and you even get money back when you turn in the old core stater.

I have had this happen to me personally at least ten times in my life so I am quite sure this is your best action at this time.

If you really want to save money you could also buy one at a salvage yard, but then you would be installing a starter that may also be reaching the end of it's useful life cycle. I always go with the remanufactured starters myself as they are a guaranteed fix.

I hope you find this information useful, good luck.

George

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Ok the whing is the solinoid on the starter motor if it did not crank by jump start but cranked by push start yes its your starter motor usaully it clicks but if its a whining its the solinoid on the starter motor

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  • chris07551 Jul 18, 2008

    example.

    the power to the starter goes tothe solinoid heats up send power to the starter pushes the end of the starter into yhe fly wheel were it meets the teeth of that and windss witch winds the engine

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Check the alternator first

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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    Ginko Jul 18, 2008

    If the battery does not charge check alternator and battery.
    If when you turn the key the starter motor does kinda whining/ high pitched scratching noise, then is magnet or starter motor, you will need to change ignition key barrel or starter motor. When starter is starting to go it does not do the noise every time, usually sometimes it does sometimes not, it can stay in this condition for ages before failing completely.

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    Ginko Jul 18, 2008

    I told you is ignition barrel or starter motor. if it does noise replace starter motor.

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