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Thread: Starting Issues

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    Re: Starting Issues

    ICM - Ignition Control Module
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    Re: Starting Issues

    Dont let people confuse you take starter off and test it. If you dont know how a parts store can test it for you.

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    Re: Starting Issues

    News update: I charged my battery for a good couple of hours and it struggled it crank but after holding the key on it eventually cranked and started. My cousin whose also a mechanic told me my starter is dying which is causing it not to crank up fast. He installed his battery in my car and my car started with the same hesitation to crank but it was easier than with my battery. Would I need both a battery and starter? Any suggestions?

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    Re: Starting Issues

    Would I need both a battery and starter? Any suggestions?

    POSSIBLY -

    the very FIRST suggestion was to have the battery tested -
    your response was:
    I checked my battery with my multimeter and it came out fine.

    that led us to believe
    1) you know HOW to test a battery -
    2) the battery tested to be OK -

    your responses now lead me to believe that you didn't LOAD TEST the battery -
    but simply discovered 12 volts with your multi-meter - and you assumed it was OK -

    if this is correct -
    you need to take the battery to any large auto parts store -
    and ask them to LOAD TEST the battery -


    if the battery doesn't maintain 12 volts while under a load -
    it will need to be replaced -

    a DRAW TEST on the starter will test how much current it takes to crank the engine -
    if the starter draws too much current - it will need to be replaced -

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    Re: Starting Issues

    Would I be able to test my battery without taking the car?

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    Re: Starting Issues

    I took my starter to get tested and it passed but it still had trouble cranking, even with my cousin"s battery which still turned the car on.

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