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1G starter issue??

Posted by goonie, Dec 5, 2019

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  1. goonie

    goonie Proven Member

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    hi there
    after a new starter
    new starterrelay and new starterswitch still no crank
    when turning the key i have 12 volts on the starter solenoid
    but no crank just clicks
    also the mpi relay under the radio clicks when cranking is this normall?

    thnx
     

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  2. tk106

    tk106 Supporting Member

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    Make sure the motor turns over by hand via crank pulley. If you can manually turn it over, check clutch switch or neutral safety switch next.
     

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  3. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    AND check for the ground wire from the battery to the starter bolt. Make sure it has good clean grounds. As @tk106 said, verify it WILL turn over by hand, if not you have a more serious problem.
     

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  4. goonie

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    motor turns over and clutchs switch disabeled
    everything else replaced except mpi relay (hard to find item)
    does it suppose to click when cranking or do i have a bad mpi relay?
     

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  5. tk106

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    Yes. The relay should click when you try to start the car
     

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  6. tk106

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    If you’re getting 12v to the starter switch when you try to start the motor, it’s probably a bad ground or bad starter.
     

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    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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  8. goonie

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    oke thanks for the input gonna check the grounds
     

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  9. motomattx

    motomattx Proven Member

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    Pull the starter motor and ground it to something metal on the engine, and hit the key and see if it spins, I have known parts stores to sell the wrong starter and it will lock against the flywheel or flex-plate and not be able to spin.
     

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    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    I bench test them with jumper cables before installing. Just a old thing the old mechanic that showed me a thing or two to do so you didn't have it completely installed just to find out the dam thing was dead, even new/rebuilt from a store.
     

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  11. goonie

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    well after connecting a wire from the battery directly to the startersolenoid it cranked
    after that i tried it with the key and it worked
    not long afterthat it failed again
    conected direct wire from battery and it turns
    now its working ok but some times it clicks and wont turn after waiting a while it works again
    i think its a faulty relay but cant figure out witch one
    but for now she runs

    thnx
     

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  12. tk106

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    When it doesn't turn over with the key, test for power to the solenoid while turning the key. If you're getting power there when you use the key, it's the starter. Glad you got her running.
     

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