JUST REPLACED STARTER NOW MOTOR WILL NOT RUN...?

  • Tiny
  • director4all
  • 1994 Pontiac Grand Am
  • 18,000 miles

Engine was running fine before starter was replaced, now starter works and engine doesn't. What could cause this?

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 AT 1:46 AM

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  • Tiny
  • CJ MEDEVAC
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  • 9,165 posts

DID YOU (OR YOUR EVIL BUDDIES) DISCONNECT THE BATTERY BEFORE YOUR TOUCHED THE STARTER?

JUST TRYING TO PRY IT OUT!

IF NOT, DID YOU GET SOME "SPARKAGE" UNDER THERE, DURING THE "TAKE OFF---PUT ON" PROCESS. EVEN A LITTLE?

YOUR TURN

THE MEDIC

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 AT 1:53 AM
  • Tiny
  • director4all
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The battery was completely removed before removing the starter and replaced after the starter was replaced.

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 AT 2:09 AM
  • Tiny
  • CJ MEDEVAC
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DO YOU HAVE SPARK?

I TRY TO MAKE THINGS EZ ON MYSELF (I'M USUALLY THE ONE TO GET NAILED BY VOLTAGE, EVEN IF I'M THE ONE STANDING THE FURTHEREST AWAY!)

I HAVE ACCUMULATED FIVE OF THESE OVER THE YEARS, I KEEP TWO IN EACH JEEP (LIKE MY NAVIGATION COMPASS, I HAVE A "BACKUP" JUST TO LET ME KNOW THE OTHER IS FUNCTIONAL, PEACE OF MIND. IMPRESS OTHERS!)THEY WORK VERY WELL, ARE REALLY INEXPENSIVE, COMPACT, QUICK TO INSTALL AND GET RESULTS----IF IT'S REALLY SUNNY, "ARTIFICIAL SHADE" HELPS TO SEE IT BETTER. OR YOU CAN DO THIS THE OLD FASHION WAY, SHOVE A NAIL OR SIMILAR INTO THE PLUG BOOT AGAINST THE METAL INSIDE, HAVE SOMEONE "CRANK" WHILE YOU HOLD THE WIRE W/ NAIL ABOUT A 1/4 INCH FROM THE METAL OF THE ENGINE.

Www. Autozone. Com/autozone/accessories/OEM-In-line-ignition-spark-tester/_/N-268s?Counter=1&filterByKeyWord=SPARK+TESTER&fromString=search&itemIdentifier=900800_0_0_

INSURE THE WIRES OR CONNECTORS ON THE STARTER ARE NOT TOUCHING A GROUND OR EACH OTHER---BE SURE NOTHING BROKE LOOSE FROM THE CONNECTORS AND IS DANGLING--ARE THE WIRES IN THE CORRECT POSITIONS

WITHOUT ENGINE SIZE OR CORRECT NOMENCLATURE OF YOUR RIG

I JUST "GUESSED", AND GOT YOU A DIAGRAM FOR A GRAND AM "GT"---LET ME KNOW IF THIS IS WRONG

IMMA JEEP KINDA GUY, I'M TRYING--WHEN MY STUFF IS EXHAUSTED, OR NO ONE ELSE JUMPS IN.I'LL SEE IF I CAN FIND SOMEONE MORE FAMILIAR TO ASSIST

THE MEDIC

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 AT 3:18 AM
  • Tiny
  • cadieman
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Check for a blown fuse link to the seloniod.

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 AT 3:30 AM

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