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How to maintain long life starter year and years

First of all repair your starter if old change brass and clean starter, if you got new car here's the tips to take longer life starter,always check stater for oil leak from engine to avoid short circuit always protect terminal positve and solinoid to the starter or put silicone to cover terminal protect from oil and water,during start cranking engine always released immediately when the engine start the key on crank position to avoid damage brass from the starter,dont try to punch hammer the stater or any metal to avoid damage magnetic core in the starter

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only chicks when the key is turned to start truck

So it only CLICKS! Is the "New Battery" fully Charged? Are the Battery Cable terminals properly cleaned and tightened? Check the Voltage with a Multi-meter and insure that at least 13 Volts is present. If that is OK then your Starter Solenoid is no longer engaging it's contact plate with the Battery Terminal and the Starter windings. Some times the Brushes inside the Starter wear out and no longer make contact with the armature, This condition would require rebuild or replacement with a re-manufactured or new starter. You may just have a Battery that is at the end of it's "Life Cycle".

Jan 31, 2014 | 1992 Chevrolet Chevrolet Cheyenne

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Now it just will not start. It's was taking longer and longer to start. I tested the starter and replaced it. Now after a few (5-10 turns of the key) it turns over but wont engage and actually start. Even after and during a jump. I checked my fuses and they all look good. I'm lost. I have gas. It was running the other day and died twice on the road then my wife drove it to work the next day fine, came home for lunch and it is dead where it sits. I know the starter was bad but it's new now. When I was hooked to the truck that gave me a jump I thought for sure it was going to start. It started to shake like the enging really wanted to start alas nothing. Any ideas?

I would take the starter out and have it bench tested to verify if it has gone bad in the mean time.

Check the battery for bad connections and also for a full charge.

Check that the battery connections are clean and shiny and new looking when removed from the battery.

How old is the battery? 3 years is a typical life of most batteries sold and installed in cars these days. If unsure, then try a new one from the store which is fully charged to test, or connect a battery charger to your existing battery to see if it will take a charge.

Trickle charge your battery for up to 3 days to get a full charge on it.

Good luck on this repair.

Oct 29, 2010 | 1993 Subaru Legacy

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