: starter woes



smooththg6969
07-16-08, 01:38 PM
i have been dealing with a intermittent starting problem.I seems that my starter is going bad.I get in to the car to start it and all i get is a click it seems that the solonoid is pushing the gear out but not turning. If i keep trying it will turn a little then stop then finally crank up. now heres the weird thing sometimes it never starts and i have to go under the hood and manually jump the purple wire that goes to the starter this works 99.5% of the time the other .5% it clicks like stated above. could it really be the starter being it cranks almost all of the time using the jumper method ?

Ranger
07-16-08, 09:59 PM
I would first suspect the battery or cables.

smooththg6969
07-17-08, 03:10 PM
ok im gonna give that a check first. got delayed with a bad fuel pump 353.00 dollars later i still gotta figure out why it starts intermittently.