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Why doesn't it crank?

I know the starter needs to be replaced. Battery dead so got another one. I tried to push start it and nothing.

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SOURCE: need to bypass ignition switch on nissan sentra

it should be underneath your car in between the firewall and the engine. Now you don't want to supply direct power to your starter because you'll end up frying it. However to just start the car once you've located the starter, get a long screwdriver with a plastic handle and connect the two wires with the screwdriver.

As for a long term fix, without investing the money to replace the necessary parts. You will need to attach a wire that can handle 12v to both wires on your starter separately. Then connect the other ends of both wires to a switch that can handle 12v, and mount that in your car somewhere. Then whenever you need to start your car just flip the switch on until the car starts then once it is started flip it back off.
I know this sounds like a lot but it is very doable with about $5 and a little bit of time.

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SOURCE: 2000 f250 starter wont crank, click, nothing...

check the starter relay in the engine compartment

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SOURCE: How do I change the starter in a 2000 Nissan?

Go to There is a section on changing the starter, complete with photos. I changed mine (2000 Maxima) after reading the instructions and it took only 40-minutes. The only hard part is getting one of the starter bolts loose, but I did it using additional leverage from a metal, hollow broom stick.

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SOURCE: replace starter on 2005 nissan sentra

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Air inlet tube Harness bracket Wiring at the starter Starter

To install:
Install or connect the following:

Starter and torque the bolts to 60 inch lbs. (7 Nm) Starter electrical connectors Harness bracket Air inlet tube Negative battery cable

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SOURCE: How do I change the starter in a 2000 Toyota Camry LE

i'm sure it's not the starter itself that is the problem, have the stater's solenoid might be stucked. It's quite a lot of work removing the starter but you can do it if you are willing enough to learn. You just need the right idea and tools to do it. Hope this will help save you bucks!

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Went to get gas the other day and got back in it and it wont start turn key and it does nothing, we tried jumping it and nothing.. had to tow it home

It won't crank? Have you tried rapping the starter with a hammer-a light tap- to see if it will work? If that works, the starter is going out and needs replaced. Alternatively, take the starter off and have it tested for free at a parts store.

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Wont start with key

Do you have a bad starter? also check for loose or dirty battery cables on both ends of cables as the starter does take a lot of pull and a dirty or loose cable won't give it the power to start but will let the lights work.

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The car wont start. I know its either the starter or just the cyllinoid to the starter. Im trying to take off the starter but I cant seem to locate the bolts. How do I take the starter off?

  1. why do that ?, why not post the symptoms and ask for help.?
i suspect you meant the engine will not crank. ????????????
no engine starts unless, cranked or push started (my stick car starts 3ways, starter cranked, push started or gravity(hill) started.
my guess is this Esteem is A/T tranny. and only 1 way.
And will not crank. here are the steps and logic.

  1. all fuses good, battery lugs cleaned.
  2. jumper cables, on your battery to other car, running.
  3. it crankes and runs , your battery is dead or only discharged.
  4. so you find it dont crank jumper cable started.
  5. the means its 1 of 2 things, bad starter or bad key LINE>
  6. so you then , hot wire the solenoid, on side of starter , it has 2 big lugs and 1 tiny lug, keys in pocket you jumper the tiny lug to big outside lug, (battery lug +)
  7. you find out the started cranks now. wow it works. i saved you 4 hours labor and trips to store and all that bull. THE KEY LIKE IS DEAD.!
  8. if it dont crank now the starter is bad (with charged battery)
  9. ok it cranks hot wired, it wont start cuz key in pocket for safety.
  10. you then do these tricks see here.
  12. see the other tests there, and the hot wire too. and lots more.
  13. there is no need to guess, if you have a voltmeter, 100 points.
  14. The rested battery voltage should be 12.6vdc if not its discharged. so charge it.

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that is stater failure, (not a part, a system of parts)
if it cant crank over, it will not start if transmission is A/T.
my m/t push starts and gravity starts.

the starter can fail to crank for a vast number of reasons.
at least.
battery dead, bad or weak ,or discharged
battery cable ends corroded, zero service.
starter bad. (the part)
key line dead.
shifter a/t switch bad "PRNDL", wiggle it and then try to crank in NEUTRAL. yes wiggle the shift lever as you CRANK.
alarm system cut outs, (non stock alarm?)
remote start bs, (no rant, ill not do that...)
wiring hack jobs by persons that are clueless.
bad wiring
bad grounds
it the starter case with a rubber hammer , smartly, cranks now?
check battery voltage as you crank, if it drops below 10v (11 is better)
the baTTERY IS weak or starter is shorted. ( i then whip out my ammeter,, and,,,,,, sure you have no tools.)

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Replaced the fuel pump on 97 dodge mini caravan now motor wont crank like the battery is dead. tried jumping it - nothing. All lights work bright! What did I do wrong?

I would check the starter for voltage first - there is a starter relay that is grounded by the PCM. If the ASD relay is faulty the pcm won't have power. You should have battery power to the starter and power on the solenoid when you turn the key to start.

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1991 Lexus 400 - engine doesn't start - battery seems charged - 12.3 volts - makes clicking sound only - doesn't turn over at all.

Is it one click or multiple clicks. If it's multiple clicks, it sounds like a dead battery. Voltage isn't always an indicator of a good battery, you need to have enough cranking amps to be able to start an engine also. If you have dash lights and it only clicks once, you could have a bad starter. An easy way to check this is to try and jump start the vehicle. If it starts up with a jump start, you need a new battery. If it still doesn't start up and it just clicks, you probably need a new starter.

Good Luck!

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Will not start. turn key, nothing

Check the battery first--turn on the lights--ok? If not, either the battery is dead or the cables to it are in bad condition--usually the connectors themselves. Remove each and clean both post and interior of the connector with a wire brush made for the purpose. If the battery itself is dead, try to recharge it. If it won't charge, you probably need a new battery. If it does take a charge and the truck will run, check the battery voltage with the engine running--you should see roughly 2 volts over the battery rated voltage. If it reads just battery voltage, the alternator probably has problems. An auto parts house will usually check the alternator for free.

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Turn the starter nothing..turn starter nothing...lights &radio work..keep turning and finally it will start but it makes a dragy sound first like the battery is dead

Everything makes sense - except "makes a dragy sound first like the battery is dead" I am not being a smart *** here - but the sound of a dead battery is SILENCE.

You can crank your engine... but is needs lots of cranking before it will finally start... is that right?

The device that sets the fuel injectors intake to start (rich mixture) may not be working - or may be dirty.

Try spraying fuel injector cleaner into your air filter line (AFTER the air filter) with the engine running. That will clean things and may clear your problem...
If not, you will need a device replacement - described as the equivalent of a "Choke" on a fuel injection system.

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