Linda Easley: My car won't start intermittenly. Went to store, got back to car and engine
wouldnt turn over. After couple hours it staryed rigjt up and I drove home.
Turnedoff ignition then immediately tried to turn it on again amd again
engine wouldnt turn over
borrego celery: This crap is very helpful when you dont know about cars
Brian Hunter: have a 99 5 spd cavalier 2.2, when i push my clutch in, also in neutral, i
turn my key over and nothing. no turn over. new starter, battery is fine,
have been having to push jump it lately, im thinking neutral safety switch,
but not completely sure. any ideas?
Fwaz Fj: thank you
Todd Dolce: ImRamro,.... Ok....I got the no start today and I did as you said and tried
to start it in Neutral......It WORKED!! I was shocked! So.....I'm
guessing it is the neutral safety switch! Is that a difficult and/or
costly fix for this old 97 F150?
kelly miller: Thanks for the video I have a 2003 Honda Element. I wanted to test the
switch and neutral safety switch before swapping out the starter and didn't
know how til this watching this.
Gail B: Thank you. I think I can show this to my mechanic tomorrow and it will save
us a trip to have Autozone check it for us.
Paul Mariani: My truck wont start...All we hear is one click but what it takes to start
the truck is 3 PEOPLE. One turning the key, One jumping the solenoid on the
fender, And the one on the starter PLEASE HELP, By the way its a 1994 F350
with a 460 V8
lostlotta: Sometimes hear a click sometimes not. There was a few times it took few
extra seconds to get the engine going,and like I said sometimes Engine
won't turn over at all.
Took it to mechanic last werk and he said couldnt find anything wrong since
the problem wasnt happening at the time. Its frustrating. My car is a 2006
Flappykillmore: I have a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse, the only noise it makes is a soft humming
sound when I turn the key. (Fuel Pump Engaging) Then after trying over &
over it eventually turns over & starts. Then it runs great from there! Done
this for the past week, turned it on about 10 times, check engine light
just came on today saying "Crank Shaft Sensor", but I was told the car
would turn & run like sh*t. So we've bought a new starter & we're gonna put
that in. What do you think? Our local mechanics said there is no way it's
the sensor if it's running fine. If it was the crankshaft sensor then the
car wouldn't turn over, but it'd crank. But it doesn't even do that so I
assume it's the starter right? Replaced the Clutch switch, started 30 times
consecutively, then failed later that night. So assume it was just a lucky
part of the starter. Suggestions?
NATHAN slaughter: That long stud on starter is positive. Both stubs but after the solenoid is
energized the stud becomes positive powering the starter
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goheat77: I have an exytra bolt, its an unloader wire and everthing else you have
there. ground, unloader wire, ignition wire, and big red wire. how do you
dianose that one?
DreCL32: I have a 2003 honda accord ex . 2.4
I was driving and all of a sudden the car stalled on me . I tried to crank
it a few times and it started and cut back off in like 5 sec and after that
it hasn't started yet. After I try to crank it there is a buzzing from the
ignition until I turn it back to the 1 position. Also when I turn to the 2
position the "D" gear indication comes on for a few seconds and then goes
off. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated . I changed the ignition
switch but that did not help.
salamatzamo: cant your obd scan tool tell you if your starter is bad
Warren Bewley: I do not mean to be critical. But if your battery was bad, it could still
have enough juice to light up the small bulb on the tester, but not enough
to turn over the starter which requires a lot of power. Before they go to
the trouble and expense of replacing the starter, can't you put a
screwdriver across the terminals on the starter momentarily and see if it
spins to make sure?
2bu4musik: Great video! Time for me to invest in a test light. Thank you.
Christopher Duecaster: ok the principles are there and i agree with most of the steps but try back
probing the connection with a pin instead of making the female plug too
big to make a connection or there is my favorite superglue and a sowing
needle- to pierce the the wire cheek for power cover the hole with glue to
seal less parts to take off
borrego celery: This crap is very helpful when you dont know about cars
robert jernigan: I have a 96 Nissan Sentra that i had a cranking problem with, i would turn
the key and nothing! I changed the neutral saftey switch first and still
nothing, so then i bought battery cables and same story nothing lol when i
came across this video is when i bought a tester light and tested the
ignition wire as shown in the vid, i had no power going to the wire so i
purchased a new tumbler/ign switch installed it and she fired right up!!!
Thanks for the help...
coolslider2011: easiest way to test your going to far take a flat head screw driver and
jump the 12v live terminal to smaller nut if u hear a clunk clunk as u
touch then the solenoid is fine..... if you take your flat head and jump
the 2 bigger nuts and you here a motor winding then your starter works....
if you turn the key and nothing turns on then you have a bad switch but the
key can unlock your steering wheel.... so if you turn your key to the on
position and jump all 3 terminals big nut little nut and big nut your car
will crank and run allowing you to move the vehicle if u need to a easier
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1234abc341: I have a 03 toyota 4 runner it is does not started i preplaced a new
starter and still not started,but when i turn the key on it's light up but
not crank. Sometime start in neutral position instad parking.
oldguy8177able: i was told if difficult to start nentral or park is neutral safety switch
,which is problem i had,i took it to a good autoelectrican took about 30
secs he said was ignition switch because when you turn key fast it starts
turn it slow does'nt,anyway problem sorted i had this for about 5 years
coolslider2011: SORRY TO SAY but you are wrong on a couple of things there is no ground
cable or nut on the starters the starter receives its ground from the
requirement of being bolted to the engine. there are 3 nuts on a starter
the nut with the copper is a power line but it only has power when the key
is turned because the key activates power to the smaller nut engaging the
solenoid and once the solenoid is engaged it closes a circuit allowing 12v
power to flow from main nut to 2nd main nut.
tpcoachfix: The bare copper wire IS NOT a ground wire! It feeds battery power to the
starter motor from the battery feed post on the solenoid when you turn the
key to the start position and the solenoid becomes energized. The starter
motor gets it ground from the engine block.
Lilsmf06: Spent too much time explaining the same crap over and over and over.
andres bee: Thnx for the vid. I sometimes have this issue with my 99 buick century. It
struggles to fully crank so I step on the gas whichbit helps most of times.
I hear a grindin soumd and thumping at the same time plus white smokes
comes out the muffler. When i do have problems i have to keep mybfoot on
the gas sonit wont turn off. Sometimes when its failin tonturn on it would
just click once and i would have to leave it alone for days. A mechanic
read my starter at 75
ImRamro: Sounds like the solenoid that is mounted to the starter. The solenoid gets
energized and throws the gear out to turn the flywheel. It could be
something else, but my Cadillac is having the same problem and it is my
solenoid. You can test it with a voltometer, but a delay is usually the
solenoid taking a long time to energize. I would replace the starter or
remove the starter and replace the solenoid.
ImRamro: Sounds like the fusable link? The battery should have a wire that is
attached to the positive cable. This wire is not the super thick main
cable, but a heavy gauge wire about 1/2 as thick as a pencil. This is a
wire that has a fuse inside of it, this wire is called the fusible link.
All it is is a heavy wire with a fuse or thinner wire inside that will blow
to save your components. It should run to the starter solenoid. The wire
should have a lump in it. I had the same problem once, good luck.
ImRamro: If the car cranks, then the battery is still working. I would check for
spark first. You can do this with a spark tester or removing one spark plug
wire and sticking a screw driver in the spark plug boot. Then lat the plug
wire with the screw driver inside it real close to something metal on the
engine. When you crank the car, you should see a small blue spark jumping
from the screw driver to the piece of metal. Don't touch the screw driver
metal when you do this or it will give you a shock.
ImRamro: Thanks for watching and the comment. I have worked on all kinds of cars and
I still need to watch YouTube videos to work problems out.
billbo1154: my starter runs all the time even whene the key is off. help.
Triston Walker: yes the motor sputtering like it wants to die
ImRamro: The intermittent starting problem can be the neutral safety switch? The
easiest way to check it would be to test the wire like we did in the video.
#1 You can try moving the gear shifter rapidly through the gears, then
return to park and turn the key. #2 You can also try and start the car in
neutral? If one of these two things start the car, it may be the neutral
safety switch? It could be something else of course like battery cables or
the ignition? You can make your own shims out of alum can
Timothy James Dean: Thanks Ramro - if it's that simple, I'll be delighted! I hadn't thought to
search for a fuse in the line itself. I pulled and checked all the
heavy-duty fuses I could see in the under-hood fuse box; 30 - 50 amp, and
none of them were blown. I'll let you know.
ImRamro: When it sounds like it is missing, is the motor sputtering like it wants to
die or the flywheel grinding? Get back to me on the missing thing and we
can work it out.
ImRamro: Yes, the principle is the same. If the motor is cranking, but not starting
then it may not be the starter? If the car is turning over/cranking then
the starter is doing its job. Can you describe the problem a little better
and maybe we can solve it?
ImRamro: The most common problem would be a neutral safety switch, but that is just
a guess? I would have someone who is a little mechanical take a tester
light or ohm reader and check the small wire on the starter. This will tell
you if you are getting power to the starter, If you read anything near 12
volts then your ignition and neutral safety are good and it is the starter
again. If there is no power reaching the starter then it is in the ignition
or neutral safety switch. Try starting it in neutral?
kenonehunna: hay everytime i try to start my car i here a clickin sound...its been
settin for 2 days now in its still clickin i think i just need a new starter
Arturo Menchaca: I have a 95 Chevy Pickup...it seems that the starter stays engaged with the
key in the on position. I changed the ignition cylinder first, because in
the past, the truck would crank to start when the key was turned back to
the accessory position. That didn't eliminate the constant crank. Replaced
the starter and solenoid(bench test failed) but the condition remains the
same. I'm guessing the Ignition Switch would be next, but would hate to go
through that trouble for nothing. Any ideas? Thx
Mark Forrest: I have 2000 Nissan Maxima.. when i go to turn it over, all dash lights come
but all i get is 1 click thats it!! Please help email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org for any info that u may have...
RockinDigger1: yes the solenoid would be the easiest for me ha i will have them test it
more than once
Eric Williams: My 94 caddilac deville have a starting problem. Only when the engine is
completely cold , the car car starts rite up. So the temperature of the
engine is effecting my starter motor. So is it the selonoid or that
armature and pinion gear?
101Unit101: Hey there I just recently had my starter replaced and now that it's been
replaced it makes a nasty squeel or it seems to struggle to get a grasp to
roll the engine... It does turn on now but I feel like it shouldn't be
doing this... I'm not sure if it's kind of like a break in type thing cause
it's brand new but yea just wondering if I should be concerned. Also my
remote starter doesn't seem to work anymore?! Is there something that might
be correlated to that?
Rello E: Hey what would be the proper way to jump start the solenoid with
ImRamro: The dash shuts off when you turn the key? If the dash shuts off when you
turn the key then it sounds like a ground wire? Get back to me please.
Melissa Kio: Question: 1996 Ford Taurus, 3.0. Car will only start if it's in drive,
reverse, overdrive; however it will not start in park. I have to put the
emergency break on, to put it in park or try really hard to get it in park.
What are your thoughts? Thanks:)
tino tino: This is incorrect. The fact the light turned on, doesn't mean your STARTER
is bad. It could mean the solenoid is bad. The ignition wire goes to the
solenoid... which is a relay basically.... so if that solenoid is bad, it
will not provide he starter with any positive (+) power. You have to do one
more test to determine if the starter is bad or if it's the solenoid.
sandalanalyst: ANNNNND it could just be a bad solenoid.. if you tested that other bigger
terminal that goes into the brushes when you turn the key and its NOT going
hot.. its just a bad solenoid.. if it is going hot.. and the starters still
not doing anything its the starter.... those solenoids are replaceable that
are mounted to the starter too.. some places might tell you not but you can
get just the solenoid