Tag Archives: Starter

A bad starter will cause your vehicle to be hard to start. It can also act like a dead battery and the car will not turn over or fire at all. Learn how to tell the difference.

Starter Not Engaging The Flywheel

My cars starter pinion is spinning inside the housing and not engaging with the flywheel. When the key is turned all that is heard is a whirring spinning sound of the pinion spinning. Just prior to this, there were a couple of select occasions (although not alot and quite randomly) where there was some grinding…

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1995 Honda Prelude Will Not Start

Hi I have a 1995 Honda Prelude. About a few days ago I started having problems with my rear brake lights. They would not turn off, so I took it in to a repair shop and they replaced the brake light switch. Everything was fine witht he lights and everything else and working good. Then…

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1990 Cadillac Battery Goes Dead Overnight and Won’t Start

1990 Cadillac Fleetwood. The car won’t start due to dead battery after about 12 hours. I have had the battery and alternator tested, and they tested OK. There must be a power draw somewhere. Do you have any ideas? The battery and alternator tested OK. Mechanic JK: By what you are describing, it sounds like…

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Chevrolet Chevelle Won’t Start Sometimes

I have been having trouble with my starter on my 73 Chevelle 350 bored over 30. The starter will work fine for a few days then just out of the blue, I try to start the car and I get a clunking noise. I have replaced the flywheel, I have replaced the starter with a…

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2000 Oldsmobile Intrique Won’t Crank When I Turn The Key

Live Chat My 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue does nothing once I turn the key!? ProTech: Is the battery dead? No new battery, and I have power till I turn the key… A common problem with your car is the ignition switch. Power is not getting directed through the switch as it should. You can try tapping on…

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1998 Pontiac Bonneville Security Light Flashing

1998 Pontiac Bonneville just started not starting(no starter action) one time and then starting later. My security light flashing for 2-3 seconds and then goes out–so i don’t think it is the cause. ProTech: You probably have an intermittent starter problem. It flashes for 2-4 seconds and then goes out even though it will not…

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1996 Cadillac Passkey Problem

My 1996 Cadillac says theft system problem and car will not start. ProTech: You probably have a bad ignition cylinder in your Cadillac. Can I take care of that on my own? Are you capable of disassembling the steering column? Yes. It also requires quite a few special tools. But if you are capable, go…

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1997 Chevy S-10 Keeps Blowing Ignition Fuse

Have a 1997 Chevy s10 p/u that keeps blowing #10 fuse. Key in on position its OK, but as soon as turn key to start it blows fuse ProTech: Do you know what circuits are on the fuse? Says its the fuse for the ignition #10 fuse Do you have any aftermarket equipment on the…

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2006 Chevy Malibu Will Crank But Not Start

My 2006 Chevy Malibu will crank up, but it will not engage/or turnover until i press the accelerator…once that happens it works out fine…until the next time i crank it up. ProTech: Can you give a bit more info? Crank up, engage, and turnover all mean the same thing so I’m a bit confused. Will…

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2004 Toyota Tundra Loosing Battery Power and Gauges

Yes, hi I was driving and radio went off, dashboard dimmed, gauges all fell, speedometer when up and down then stopped at 0, lights dimmed, truck kept almost stopping. turned off lights and windshield wipers, then truck surged on, then after 1 mile or so it finally quit. turned it back on and lights on but…

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Battery Failure Causes In Cars and Trucks

Here’s an interesting article on something that just happened to me and my family this past weekend. I get customers all the time wondering how an electronic component on their vehicle can just go out like a snap of the fingers. Well, this is exactly what happened to the battery in my wife’s car a…

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