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Thread: Anyone work on cars here?

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    well i replaced the starter cause the car wasn't turning over easily then it just quit. i have a new battery so its not the battery. the wires to the starter are all the right wires and still nothing. its a quad four engine, so i checked the head and it isn't cracked so its not leaking antifreeze in the plug ports. anyone have any ideas what else could be wrong

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    I am not sure if you can use starter fluid...not sure were you would spray it thou. You could also try putting the car in neutral, then giving it a push and starting the car. I am not sure if it works for the automatics like it does for sticks. Any who, if it starts that may mean you have a bad/or hooked up the starter wrong. If it does not start I would try charging the battery for a couple hours. If you were to give me a grade in auto class I would get a C-. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    well thanks anyhow , i'm still stumped. never had this happen before. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    I am a bit confused on the problem. Is it still cranking poorly? or not at all now? How new is the 'new' battery? Are you certain it's fully charged?

    I would have the battery load tested after having it charged up to be sure it's a good battery. I would double check the wiring and make sure all is wired correctly and the connections are good. IE did you clean the terminals and connectors etc when replacing the starter/battery.

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    Maybe you forgot to feed the hamsters?? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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    battery was replaced acouple weeks ago cause i thought it needed one. battery is fine. other day i tried to started it and it was acting weak and then let out a back fire or something and something has burning a tiny bit under the hood. so my guess was the starter, installed new one today- still nothing-all wires and connects are clean and right. checked the starter its good and getting power supply but still doesn't evev make any noise........ [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    I am not sure about this but it sounds to me that you may have the starter in slightly wrong and there is too much pressure on the bendix and it won't let it turn over. Take the starter off, but keep it wired. With nothing at all on the gear of the starter if it turns over you know that it as in too tight.
    Or you could have the polarity wrong (+ on the - and - on the +) if this is the case just reverse the wires.

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    Other things I would check:

    Timing
    Alternator
    Spark Plugs
    Wires
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