WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM IF THE CAR IS SHOWING STARTER PROBLEMS BUT THE STARTER IS GOOD?

  • Tiny
  • dickdiaz214
  • 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage

The car simply makes a clicking sound when I turn the key. I removed the starter had it checked out and it was good apparently. The car had a bad wire so I replaced them all and the distributor cap as well.

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 4:05 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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The solenoid may be working but the motor may be bad.

Roy

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 4:06 PM
  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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Bench test for starter motors are not foolproof. A failing starter would work when some knocks are applied but it would fail intermittently when in vehicle.

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 4:36 PM

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