Car Starter Problems? Five Starting-System Inspection Tips
If you suspect the starter motor, take it to an auto parts store for testing. Many auto parts outlets will test your starter for free. An aged starter motor may have worn out brushes, armature, shaft, or burned field winding that may cause unusual noises, excessive current draw, slow cranking or no cranking at all.
A quick inspection at an auto parts store will reveal the drive mechanism and motor general condition, whether the starter draws enough current to operate, and the general state of the internal components.
Finding the exact reason why your vehicle won’t start could be difficult for some people. But it is very beneficial to find the exact cause of the starter motor failing as soon as possible so a repair can be carried out and get you back on the road. People who only have limited knowledge of starter motors and the working of an engine, sometimes can jump to conclusions as to why their engine will not start. This can cause further damage to their vehicle or result in them purchasing replacement parts when it was not necessary to do so.
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How much does it cost to replace the ignition sw? why have you waited so long to do that? A loose wire at the ignition sw. or at the starter solenoid could cause this, or a poor ground at the battery, either the terminal, lead or point of contact on the frame-engine could cause this, but the clue you give about wiggle wiggle on the key tells me to suspect the ign. sw. first.
If you think this could be you, then we hope this article will shed some light on a problem that is more common than you may think. Bad starter issues are relatively frequent and, as a garage, we deal with those on a daily basis. As we will go into some technical details, we provided links to simple explanations for some of the less common terms we will be using. We are not all petrol-heads after all!
Depending on the age of the car, it usually manifests as absolutely nothing happening when you turn the ignition to start. No click. No series of clicks, just silence. Your accessories will operate, which is how you know it isn’t a bad battery, but you won’t get anything else when you go to start the car.
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Before the modern starter, many internal combustion engines started with the pull of a cord wrapped around an engine pulley, then inserting a human-powered crank into the engine pulley, which pulled on a propeller. Other engines of the era started using gunpowder cylinders or windup springs.
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Hello, I am having the same problem with a 2000 Mercury Gran Marquis 8cylinder engine. My mechanic tested battery, starter and checked the ignition switch but car still would not start. He connected a wire from the starter directly to the battery and the car started.