Mechanics

NON STARTING

1992 Holden Barina • 4 cylinder 2WD Manual • 300,000 miles

Hi, I have a 94 holden barina that isnt starting. I noticed that the rotor wasnt turning whilst trying to start. Is this a problem that can only mean something nasty or is there a possible cause that may allow me to hold on to the old girl. Overall it has been running quite well. I hope you can be of some help.
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Esmonde
July 25, 2011.




When you try to start it up, does it make any kind of sound? Does the starter make a good click hitting the flywheel?

Tiny
Ausername123456
Jul 25, 2011.
The starter motor seems to be engaging ok, though it does sound a little different. We couldnt roll start it and the rotor button does not turn when trying to start. Could a starter motor problem cause these problems?
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Tiny
Esmonde
Jul 25, 2011.
Yes it could be the starter, but first check the battery cables to be sure they are getting a good connection. Disconnect the battery cables and clean them real good with a wire brush. Reconnect and tighten them real good.

Tiny
Ausername123456
Jul 25, 2011.
Have you checked the timing belt?

Mhpautos
Jul 27, 2011.

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