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Auto Repair Troubleshooting Charts - Starting System
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Problem Possible Cause Remedy/Repair
Engine does not crank (Solenoid or relay does not click)
  1. Dead battery
  2. Loose, corroded or broken connections
  3. Corroded battery terminals (lights will usually light)
  4. Faulty ignition switch
  5. Faulty neutral safety switch or clutch switch (To test: push on brake pedal, hold key in start position and move shift lever or clutch pedal)
  6. Defective starter switch, relay or solenoid.
  1. Charge or replace battery
  2. Clean or repair connections
  3. Clean terminals
  4. Have ignition switch checked/ replaced
  5. Have neutral safety switch or clutch switch checked or replaced
  6. Have defective component replaced
Engine will not crank (Solenoid or relay clicks)
  1. Low or "dead" battery
  2. Corroded battery terminals or cables
  3. Defective starter solenoid or relay
  4. Defective starter motor (if current is passed through relay or solenoid)
  1. Charge or replace battery
  2. Clean or replace terminals or cables
  3. Have defective component replaced
  4. Have starter replaced or overhauled
Starter motor cranks slowly
  1. Low battery
  2. Loose, corroded or broken connections
  3. Cable size too small
  4. Internal starter motor problems
  5. Engine oil too heavy
  6. Ignition timing too far advanced
  1. Charge or replace battery
  2. Clean, repair or replace connections
  3. Replace with proper size cable
  4. Have starter replaced or overhauled
  5. Use proper oil viscosity for temperature
  6. Set timing to specifications
Starter spins, but will not crank engine
  1. Broken starter drive gear
  2. Broken flywheel teeth
  1. Have drive gear replaced
  2. Have flywheel checked
Noisy starter motor
  1. Starter mounting loose
  2. Worn starter drive gear or flywheel teeth
  3. Worn starter bushings
  1. Tighten mounting bolts
  2. Have starter or flywheel checked
  3. Have starter replaced or overhauled




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