CAR WILL NOT START

  • Tiny
  • Bobby9911
  • 2001 Mitsubishi Galant
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 150,000 miles

Car will not start, started I turned it off because I left something in the house and then it did not start. Tried to jump start but did nothing. When I turn the key nothing no click like starter just a hum sound.

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 8:20 PM

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  • saturntech9
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You could have a bad starter I would start by having your battery tested also make sure your battery cables are clean and tight. Do you have a multimeter to do some testing?

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 8:23 PM
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  • Bobby9911
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I will have battery tested. Do not have a multimeter. Will also clean and tighten cables. Thank You

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 8:27 PM
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Keep me posted if it's not the battery or cable's you will need a multimeter to test voltage reading at the starter. That's easier then pulling the starter and having it tested. You can get a multimeter pretty cheap.

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 8:32 PM
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Thanks will keep you posted.

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 8:33 PM
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Well not the battery, pulling starter today to check it out.

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Friday, April 1st, 2011 AT 12:42 PM
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Keep me posted would have been a lot easier to check with a multimeter though.

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Friday, April 1st, 2011 AT 4:47 PM
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  • Bobby9911
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Sorry for delay in posting. Was starter got it fixed. Will purchase a multimeter. Thanks for your help

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Friday, April 8th, 2011 AT 2:52 PM
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Glad to hear you got it fixed and didn't remove the starter for nothing.

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Friday, April 8th, 2011 AT 4:40 PM

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