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Old 02-24-2007, 10:47 PM   #1
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Well, as some of you know, my car was broken into and some stuff taken, but only stereo equipment. I pulled the car into my garage and have not started it since (the week before Christmas). I tried starting it a few times, but got nothing electicity-wise. I replaced the battery, and everything works now, but the car won't start. It started fine when I stopped driving it, but now it won't turn over at all.

So....I am thinking it is the starter. Can I get an amen?

-Shane
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Old 02-24-2007, 10:56 PM   #2
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Amen brotha

Does the starter even try... do you hear any clicks or noises coming from it. Maybe try and give it a love tap with the butt end of a screwdriver. Sometimes that frees it up.
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My friends car had a starter problem, his dad used to tap it with and it would start right up
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push start it
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When I turn the hey to the start position, I get one click, and that's it. Like I said, that used to happen every once in a while, but after a few tries, it would start up. Now, I turn the key 10-20 times, with only a click, but no start.

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Make sure your cables have good solid connections to the battery. If there's a lot of corrosion built up around the terminals, it could short out the start. Happened on my Taurus all the time.
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Yes try to hit the starter.
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aymen.. tweak the starter.. or replace it..
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like that guy said, if it's a stick push start it.

also if you turn the key and it makes no sounds check your grounds, i'm not sure what was stolen out of it...

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if it just clicks when you turn the key its def the starter, no doubt. but if it makes no noises at all check your grounds.

i had that same problem a while back it would click and not start every once in a while then a couple more tried it would start. eventually it just started clicking every time and not starting so i had to replace it and tada...
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Thanks for the replys everyone! As far as push starting it, I don't need to drive it, I have the 4x4 Sierra, I am just trying to make sure that it is indeed the starter that needs to be replaced. As I stated, that was what I thought, and it looks as though that is the problem. Maybe I will replace it when it starts to get warm [in Michigan that is].

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