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- Wrench set
- Socket set
- Voltmeter or test light
- Battery terminal cleaner
- Protective eyewear and gloves
Begin with the vehicle on level ground, in park with the emergency brake set. Step 1 - Terminal or cable corrosion can hinder electrical flow not allowing the starter to pull a sufficient amount of amperage/voltage. Check for terminal/cable corrosion or loose cables.
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Automotive Battery Step 3 - Once the battery has been checked, use a test light to inspect PDC (power distribution center) starter system fuses.
Test Fuses Step 4 - After the battery and fuses have been inspected, use a test light attached to ground, have a helper turn the key to the start position while testing the small trigger wire on the starter solenoid, it should light up. Next, test the large power terminal which should also have power (light up). If both terminals have power the starter has failed and replacement is required. (Note: Use caution when testing as to not connect the test light probe to ground while checking for power.)