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Why does my rv starter work at all.no relays click? or anything

Starter does not function at all

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The brushes that ride on the stator that are inside the starter are completely worn down all the way. This prevents power from reaching the motor windings and thus no sound at all.

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Where is the starter relay


Good day. I don't know your bike, but I can give you a general answer for all bikes (while you wait for an expert to answer you).
  1. Starter relays are located close to the battery.
  2. Follow the thick(est) wire from the positive terminal (Marked red and a "+" symbol) of the battery. It terminates/connect to the starter relay.
  3. You can also follow the thick(est) wire from the starter to the starter relay.
If the thick wire from the positive terminal (Marked red and a "+" symbol) of the battery runs straight into the starter, the starter relay is embedded into the starter and is then called a solenoid.

If for some reason you still can not find the starter relay and it is functional, you could try this(not recommended, breaking component functioning and safety rules)(You are responsible for the actions caused by this method).
  1. Remove the Necessary covers so you could have a clearer view.
  2. Switch on the ignition.
  3. Just tab(pressing the starter button for under half a second) the starter button.
  4. Follow the click noise the starter relay makes and repeat until starter relay found.
Hope this help while you wait for an expert to answer.
Greetings from South Africa

Nov 15, 2014 | 2006 Suzuki Boulevard S83

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I have had the starter, alternator, and a new battery installed in my 1997 Nissan p/u 2.4 automatic and it just gives one click and won't start. the headlights don't dim and all accessories work. what...


Your ignition switch should be fine, as if it were not functioning properly you would not even get a click. It only supplies very low-amperage 12v to the starter relay, which I suspect is your problem.
I believe Nissan's pickup model has the relay on the passenger side of the inner fender. It is most likely the defective relay that you're hearing the "1-click" from.
I'm also assuming the new starter has a new starter solenoid on it, and not simply the old solenoid re-installed on a new starter.

Nov 03, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Car is out of gas and wont turn over


check fuel filter, fuel pump relay, or fuel pump. IF the car don't even crank over, (starter don't work) then:


READ THIS ALL BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING
NOTE: some vehicles have the starter relay and starter mounted together as 1 unit. Sometimes the starter relay and starter are seperate. When I refer to "relay" it could also mean the starter and relay as 1 unit.
Note: "starter switch" is not to be confused with "key switch", although sometimes they are all one unit. The starter switch is usually mounted on the steering column and actuated by a metal rod. On units that are all one unit, the keyswitch/starter switch (both one unit) will have to be replaced. (this is a rare problem, so don't get worried just yet)
1. Check battery voltage, should be between 12.5-14.5 volts. if low voltage replace or charge battery, and try to start car, if it don't crank with new or charged battery, move on.
2. Check connections on the starter relay, even the small one coming from your starter switch. if loose or corroded, clean with a brush and reconnect them. Try to start your car. Did it start? if not, Move on
3. Well now we know the connections aren't the problem. How about a click? did you hear one? If a click is heard, go to #4, if nothing is heard, go to #5
4. Well at least the relay is clicking, but nothing else is going on. The relay is working, so the starter must be bad. Replace the starter and start your car!
5. Humm, connections aren't the problem, maybe the relay is bad, replace your relay with a new one. Move on
6. Now we have a new relay, with clean and tight connections. Start your car. Does it start? If yes, then HORRAY! we fixed it. Does it click? If so then goto #7, If it don't click, then goto #8
7. So here we have a new relay, with good connections that will click when trying to start the car, but nothing else happens. Starter is faulty, replace the starter, and off you go, see ya!
8. So here we have a new relay, with good connections, but it still won't click when we try to start our car. This means that your starter switch is faulty. Replace starter switch and try to start your car. Vroom! finally done with this car problem!
List of shortcuts: if you remove the starter switch lead (small wire) from the relay and apply +12v to its respective prong or lead on the relay, and your starter cranks, your starter switch is faulty. You can actually hook up a starter button this way. If you jump the two large wires together on the relay and it cranks, then the relay is faulty. If you jump the two large wires together and nothing happens, then starter is faulty, or wires to starter are loose or broken.

Dec 15, 2013 | 1999 Plymouth Neon

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Car warms wont start


READ THIS ALL BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING
NOTE: some vehicles have the starter relay and starter mounted together as 1 unit. Sometimes the starter relay and starter are seperate. When I refer to "relay" it could also mean the starter and relay as 1 unit.
Note: "starter switch" is not to be confused with "key switch", although sometimes they are all one unit. The starter switch is usually mounted on the steering column and actuated by a metal rod. On units that are all one unit, the keyswitch/starter switch (both one unit) will have to be replaced. (this is a rare problem, so don't get worried just yet)
1. Check battery voltage, should be between 12.5-14.5 volts. if low voltage replace or charge battery, and try to start car, if it don't crank with new or charged battery, move on.
2. Check connections on the starter relay, even the small one coming from your starter switch. if loose or corroded, clean with a brush and reconnect them. Try to start your car. Did it start? if not, Move on
3. Well now we know the connections aren't the problem. How about a click? did you hear one? If a click is heard, go to #4, if nothing is heard, go to #5
4. Well at least the relay is clicking, but nothing else is going on. The relay is working, so the starter must be bad. Replace the starter and start your car!
5. Humm, connections aren't the problem, maybe the relay is bad, replace your relay with a new one. Move on
6. Now we have a new relay, with clean and tight connections. Start your car. Does it start? If yes, then HORRAY! we fixed it. Does it click? If so then goto #7, If it don't click, then goto #8
7. So here we have a new relay, with good connections that will click when trying to start the car, but nothing else happens. Starter is faulty, replace the starter, and off you go, see ya!
8. So here we have a new relay, with good connections, but it still won't click when we try to start our car. This means that your starter switch is faulty. Replace starter switch and try to start your car. Vroom! finally done with this car problem!
List of shortcuts: if you remove the starter switch lead (small wire) from the relay and apply +12v to its respective prong or lead on the relay, and your starter cranks, your starter switch is faulty. You can actually hook up a starter button this way. If you jump the two large wires together on the relay and it cranks, then the relay is faulty. If you jump the two large wires together and nothing happens, then starter is faulty, or wires to starter are loose or broken.

Dec 12, 2013 | Geo Tracker Cars & Trucks

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Car won't turn over. Battery & starter relay good.


  • READ EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING

  • NOTE: some vehicles have the starter relay and starter mounted together as 1 unit. Sometimes the starter relay and starter are seperate. When I refer to "relay" it could also mean the starter and relay as 1 unit.
Note: "starter switch" is not to be confused with "key switch", although sometimes they are all one unit. The starter switch is usually mounted on the steering column and actuated by a metal rod. On units that are all one unit, the keyswitch/starter switch (both one unit) will have to be replaced. (this is a rare problem, so don't get worried just yet)
1. Check battery voltage, should be between 12.5-14.5 volts. if low voltage replace or charge battery, and try to start car, if it don't crank with new or charged battery, move on. 2. Check connections on the starter relay, even the small one coming from your starter switch. if loose or corroded, clean with a brush and reconnect them. Try to start your car. Did it start? if not, Move on 3. Well now we know the connections aren't the problem. How about a click? did you hear one? If a click is heard, go to #4, if nothing is heard, go to #5

4. Well at least the relay is clicking, but nothing else is going on. The relay is working, so the starter must be bad. Replace the starter and start your car!

5. Humm, connections aren't the problem, maybe the relay is bad, replace your relay with a new one. Move on

6. Now we have a new relay, with clean and tight connections. Start your car. Does it start? If yes, then HORRAY! we fixed it. Does it click? If so then goto #7, If it don't click, then goto #8

7. So here we have a new relay, with good connections that will click when trying to start the car, but nothing else happens. Starter is faulty, replace the starter, and off you go, see ya!

8. So here we have a new relay, with good connections, but it still won't click when we try to start our car. This means that your starter switch is faulty. Replace starter switch and try to start your car. Vroom! finally done with this car problem!

  • List of shortcuts: if you remove the starter switch lead (small wire) from the relay and apply +12v to its respective prong or lead on the relay, and your starter cranks, your starter switch is faulty. You can actually hook up a starter button this way. If you jump the two large wires together on the relay and it cranks, then the relay is faulty. If you jump the two large wires together and nothing happens, then starter is faulty, or wires to starter are loose or broken.

Dec 10, 2013 | 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora

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Hi, I had a start problem with my celica. tried to turn the car over and a constant clicking sound was made, however all lights were on and the radio was working.. thought possible starter problem,...


The problem is that your battery is extremely low. The repeated clicking sound is your starter relay trying to engage, then releasing again when the starter takes the remaining voltage available to try to turn. When the relay disengages, the starter can no longer take any voltage at all, so the relay again engages and the process starts over. This results in "CLICK, CLICK, CLICK, CLICK...." There simply is not enough power available to operate both the relay and the starter.

Your alarm system doesn't have enough voltage to function properly. It "thinks" that someone is trying to steal your car or is messing with your battery cables. It doesn't know the difference between low voltage from a dead battery and low voltage from somebody disconnecting wires. It is simply responding to the low voltage condition as it is designed to do. Fix the voltage problem and you will fix your security system. No need to reset anything.

Jump-start the car or replace the battery and get your charging system checked to make sure everything is functioning properly. It is possible that the battery is good but you have a bad alternator and the battery is low because it is not being charged.

Aug 17, 2011 | Toyota Celica Cars & Trucks

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I have a 06 ion and battery checks good but the car will not turn over at all, not even a click. could this be a bad starter or starter relay?


If only clicked then I'd say bad neutral safety switch but with no click which is a relay then you may have an ignition switch problem. That's in the steering column coming from the key ignition or the starter relay is fried.

Sep 05, 2010 | 2006 Saturn ION

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I have a 96 grand cherokee. the starter won't turn. I have a 2 month old battery, all the connections are tight, there were no indications of starter problems. it started just fine all day then nothing out...


Pull out, check and switch out the Starter Relay with a non-engine function Relay in your IPM-Fuse and Relay box, and retry starting. The Relay Identifications are located on the back (inside) portion of the IPM Cover. If the Starter works and the other (non-engine operation) function does not = the Relay is bad and needs to be replaced. OR: If the Starter works and the other function works:
a) The original Starter Relay is going bad and should be replaced as soon as the other function quits working.
b) The connections of the Relays into the IPM were corroded/oxidized and unplugging/replugging the Relays made a better connection.
I just fixed an exact problem this weekend by switching out the Relays. The vehicle STARTED!

Jan 10, 2010 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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