Any thoughts on what it sounds and why it does not start?
The first two sounds I'm guessing are the solenoid and the starter not working, the following click sounds are when trying to turn it on after contact... the other sound that comes is when trying to turn it on from zero.
Honda Wont Start
This is my 91 honda accord. I've been having some problems with it. while i drive it turns off all the sudden or when I go in to the store and come back out it doesn't turn on i don't know what it is, maybe you guys can give me a suggestion. i had a new engine put in well not new but new to the car about a year ago and now its been having this problem. its not the alternator because i have a brand new one it could be the distributor maybe you guys can help me out here. I couldn't show the engine because i was by my self or i would of showed it. Thank you for watching.
How to diagnose a bad starter, ignition, neutral safety switch!
The re are 3 wires or electrodes on all starters. One is the large bolt that is attached to the main positive battery cable. One is the small wire that is sometimes purple that is attached to the ignition switch "key". And one is just a copper wire or electrode that supplies a ground/power to the starter from the solenoid.
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1994 Subaru Legacy will not start (timing belt jumped)
Apologies in advance for the extremely long video. I spend the first few minutes explaining the problem I'm having with the car.
1994 Subaru Legacy EJ22 5-speed AWD. Died on highway last month and would not restart. Have been getting diagnostic help from http://bbs.legacycentral.org . This video is to show a grinding noise I'm getting while cranking. Car will crank but will not start. Sounds like it is trying to start. Checked and I have spark, fuel and air.
More background on the car:
292,000 miles on body and engine
216,000 on transmission
30,000 on timing belt
apx. 5,000 miles since tune-up (spark plugs, fluids and filters (except fuel filter)
This has me stumped. I'd like to fix it, but I am also car shopping.
Car was running perfectly before this. I bought it in October, 2006 with 204,000 miles on it and have driven and maintained it since then. Was a reliable daily driver until last month and handled my 90 mile round trip commute with ease in al weather.
UPDATE - car has since been fixed and sold. Traced issue to a jumped timing belt (idler pulley had seized). Car would crank OK, but would not start,
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No Start, Diagnostic Basics - EricTheCarGuy
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General description of starters and common issues. This is a short clip sharing my experience with starting problems, however there are many variables associated with a starting problem itself. Check out my video also on Heated Oxygen Sensors when encountered with codes P0134 or P0135.
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Ford Starter Solenoid Troubleshooting, Replacement and Function
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WTF is wrong with my car?!
Okay, I drive a 2000 Nissan Sentra, manual.
Its been doing this shakey-idle-start thing for about 2 weeks now. Everytime I turn it on.
Usually it does it for 1-2 minutes.
In the vid, my hand is not shaking. The camera is attached to the steering wheel. Thats the car.
And you can hear me hard-pumping the gas for part of it too.
1998 Nissan sentra
loads of new stuff, alternator,starter,transmission,clutch kit,clutch cable,plugs,cold air intake, pioneer deck and speakers all around, fog lights,neon blue shift knob
1990 Nissan Truck Issue ! Wont Start Just Clicks
my nissan pickup wont start last time it did this i put it on the battery charger and the next day she was fine i tried that again and bam nothing i even replaced the battery and a new starter it just clicks at my main relay and second blue relay under my dash WTF up with my other truck
Ford Escort 1.8D 1996 mk6 - cold engine troubles
Hi! I am currently having some troubles with my Escort. On a cold engine, it is very hard to start. When started however, it runs smooth for ~1 minute before it sounds completely terrible. Going VRR... VRR..VRR - then after 5 minutes of warming up the engine, it will run smooth, and also start up beautifully for as long as the engine is warm.
Thanks in advance for any help!! It is MUCH appreciated!
PS and quite obviously you don't have to tell me I need to get that fan belt changed... I've bought it already, just haven't had the time yet :)