Is it the starter? Or needs a warm up boost?

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  • Is it the starter? Or needs a warm up boost?


Answer #1 | 10/12 2013 12:22
Could be several things, do you hear anything? Any clicking? The clicking would be the starter solenoid, that controls the starting and tells it to crank the engine over. if it doesn't click chances are its bad. Another thing it might be is your battery, it takes a lot less amps to power your dash lights then to crank over an engine especially in the cold. So I would have your battery tested by a trusted mechanic, or do it yourself, you should read 12v with a mutli meter. One thing to note about the solenoid is that it could be attached to the starter and therefore just as new, so if you tell the guy you think you need a solenoid and he doesn't check it, he could be selling you something you don't need.
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Answer #2 | 10/12 2013 12:22
Start by cleaning and tightening the battery posts. If that does not work, then try starting it while wiggling the gear shift. It may be the safety switch .to allow it to only start in P or N. Or it could be the starter
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