Won’t crank over start
I went over to my Dad’s for dinner last night. When I was getting ready to leave I couldn't get my car to start. The lights and the radio were working, and the battery wasn't dead. It wasn't cranking over when turning the key, but it wouldn't start. Do you have any ideas on how I can fix this?
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Hello there. Thanks for writing in about your 1998 Plymouth Breeze. Many different things can cause the vehicle to not start like this. The most common would be the battery, ignition switch, starter, fuel pump, fuel filter, battery cable, starter, or a wiring issue. There are a number of tests that should be conducted in order to pinpoint the problem. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose the no start condition and perform any repairs required.
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If you turn the key and hear the starter spinning madly but don`t hear the engine cranking, then the pinion gear isn`t thrusting forward. If you turn the key and hear crunching and gnashing, then the teeth on the pinion gear, or the flywheel, or both, are probably damaged.
Electrical connections faulty. Solenoid switch (engaging relay) stiff or faulty. Electric motor damaged electrically. Single-pinion gear, starter pinion or freewheel damaged.
The most common reasons a Plymouth Breeze won`t start are a dead battery, an alternator problem, or failed starter.
If you don`t hear clicking when you start the engine, the problem may be a dead battery. If you hear clicking, but the engine doesn`t crank, the starter might not be getting enough electricity. Using your owner`s manual and a voltmeter, you should be able to test functionality.
With a cranking system, symptoms are divided into one of three possible troubleshooting categories: Click — No-Crank (solenoid clicks but starter doesn`t crank) No-Click — No-Crank (solenoid doesn`t click/starter doesn`t crank) Slow Crank (starter cranks, but engine RPM slow to start vehicle)
Common Signs of a Bad Starter
The engine won`t turn over. The most common signal that your starter has a problem is if nothing happens when you turn the key or push to start. Unusual noises, such as clinking, grinding and whirring. If you ignore these sounds, it can eventually lead to damage to the engine flywheel.
One of the best ways to determine if a car fuse has blown is by using a test light. It should illuminate both ends of the fuse, and, if it doesn`t, it needs to be replaced. Sometimes, a blown fuse is caused by a damaged wire, motor, or other part.
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