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Starter turning motor is not

I could bump start it but now it want start at all

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Bad battery or bad starter check the battery an connections you can remove battery take to part store they will check battery voltage an then go from there

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Hi I have a ford fiest van 1.4 TDCI 2004 it turns over but won't start but will start off a bump start.i have tried changing the starter motor and put more diesel in it I have tried pumping the pump

starting off a bump start indicates a dead battery
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Can a car with a broken starter motor be jump started?

If it's the starter motor itself that's knackered it won't start with anything, other than a bump start. Jumping won't knacker the battery though, and if the starter is seized it just won't turn over. Hook it up and give it a go, it won't do any harm. Worst case only give it five or six turns. If it turns over' at all' it's going to be fine.

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Why will it start only if I just bump the key?

What I understand from your posting is that if you use the key to start in the normal way, then it will not start, but if you turn the ignition on and 'bump start' the vehicle without using the starter motor, the vehicle starts. If this is correct, then the problem is that the starter motor is consuming all the power for itself and the resultant voltage drop means that the coil and ignition are left wanting for power. Thus you don't get a good enough spark when the starter is engaged. The causes could be a number of things:- a weak battery, dirty or incorrectly set spark plugs, bad ignition leads causing tracking, badly set points gap or dirty points. bad starter motor (worn brushes or 'leaking' coil windings).
Personally, I would start with getting the ignition system up to scratch, new points and plugs, then correctly adjust the ignition timing.

Rgs. Bob

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I have recently bought a 1993 520i which wont start. the ignition turns on but the engine wont turn over/start, it is not the starter motor as the car wont start on a bump either. I have narrowed the...

IF the solenoid which activates the starter is not working, you would not be able to get the car to start with jumper cables (bump ?)
So the problem could still be starter related.
There are a lot of questions on FixYa about 'theft/immobilisers' and not a lot of answers.
I hope yours is starter related.

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I have a 1998 f-150 4.2l v-6 tryed to start it today it turned over and did not catch. turned key to try again it bumped the starter but would not turn the engine over. I tryed jumping it but I knew I had...

When you say 'it bumped the starter but did not turn the engine over' and 'it bangs the starter' it sounds like you mean it hits the flywheel and will not turn the engine. If it engages and does not turn the motor you need to try to manually turn both directions. Do not have the key in the ignition. If it won't turn you may have a froze up motor.
If you mean the starter spins freely but won't engage the engine - than you need a new starter. Let us know what you find out.

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When ignition turned, just get a click. All other electrical works, radio, power windows, etc. I think it's probably the starter.


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If you are not getting the starter to wind after pressing the start switch check these probs.Have you checked the fuses for the ignition switch? Check all fuses. Track the wiring from switch and check all plugs and connections.  Turn ignition on and try clutch starting the bike to see if the motor will run once it is cranked over. If you need to bump it, make sure all your connections and wiring are all making good contact. You must conduct a process of ilimination in order to rectify the fault. good luck.

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Rock your car back and forth. The starter is stuck between teeth. I had a jeep that had the same problem. It had teeth missing on the starter motor. This seemed to do the trick

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