WHY WILL THE STARTER ONLY CLICK.

2001 Pontiac Grand Am

Tiny

johnpainter

October, 3, 2012 AT 2:11 AM

It want turn a complete circle but almost. The car was running fine. No knocking and it was not low on oil or run hot. Funny thing is when I turn it as far as I can and try it. It makes the sound like it wants to start and then it stops and clicks. Could the starter not be strong enough?

Tiny

saturntech9

October, 3, 2012 AT 2:16 AM

Will the engine turn over by hand?

Tiny

johnpainter

October, 3, 2012 AT 2:22 AM

I can turn it a little with my bare hands but I can do it pretty easy with a wrench.

Tiny

saturntech9

October, 3, 2012 AT 2:39 AM

You said you tested the starter at one point how did you test the starter?Also do you have a test light to do some testing?

Tiny

CJ MEDEVAC

October, 3, 2012 AT 2:56 AM

IMMA ABOUT TO HIT THE SACK SHORTLY

I'LL GIVE YOU SOME REALLY GOOD INFO......IF IT COMES DOWN TO THIS

SATURNTECH9 WILL GUIDE YOU ON THRU THIS

KEEP THIS IN MIND IF YOU NEED THE STARTER, I'M THROWING THIS AT YOU....BEFORE YOU JUST RUN OUT AND GET ONE

(I'LL THEN BECOME YOUR BESTUS BUDDY!)....BELOW, SEEMS TO BE THE LEAST EXPENSIVE....I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH USING REMANS

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_starter-worldwide_19220272-p?searchTerm=starter

INSURE I INSTALLED YOUR INFORMATION CORRECTLY TO FIND THIS (2001 GRAND AM W/ 2.4L)

THE PART NUMBER IS ALL YOU NEED TO PUT IN THE SEARCH BOX WHEN YOU START THE PROCESS TO PAY FOR THIS ONLINE (PROMO CODE "FABU" STILL WORKED LAST NIGHT WHEN I DID THIS TO GET A RADIATOR FOR MY MOM LAST NIGHT....WILL SAVE YOU $40 ON ANYTHING OVER $100...I DON'T KNOW WHEN THIS CODE EXPIRES)

SEE HOW THIS WORKS, SEE MY 5TH AND 6TH ANSWERS ON September 03, 2012, IN THIS POST

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1977-jeep-cj7-front-wheel-wont-into-4-low

I'VE SLUNG THIS OUT TO SEVERAL QUESTION ASKERS...NOBODY HAS RETURNED WITH A GRIN YET?

IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS I HAVE PURCHASED 2 BATTERIES, AN ALTERNATOR AND A RADIATOR....HAVE SAVED $160 THUS FAR!

I'M KINDA PUMPED UP ON THIS THING, IT WORKS FOR OTHER STORES (NOT JUST AUTO PARTS)...I JUST RECENTLY LEARNED ABOUT IT.....MY MISSION HERE IS TO HELP, I TRY TO IN ANY WAY I CAN

TOO BAD YOU DON'T HAVE A JEEP CJ

I'LL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW ALONG....SEEMS I HAVE 30 MILE TRIP FOR FEDERAL JURY DUTY SELECTION IN THE MORNING

LET ME KNOW IF THIS HELPS YOU

THE MEDIC

Tiny

johnpainter

October, 3, 2012 AT 10:50 AM

First time I took it to part store they said it was fine. Then I used my volt meter to test the main wire from my battery and it was good and then I had someone to turn the key all the way like the car was being started and had volts to the yellow and the purple wire.

Tiny

saturntech9

October, 3, 2012 AT 3:58 PM

Do you have a test light to do some checking?

Tiny

johnpainter

October, 5, 2012 AT 1:27 AM

Ok. Got a test light and I am getting power to the purple wire at the while someone is trying to start the car(not real brite). So then I went to the yellow wire on the plug tbat sits on top of the transmission and with someone trying to start the car I am getting nothing.

Tiny

saturntech9

October, 5, 2012 AT 2:19 AM

I dont see how thats possible it comes into the neutral safety switch from the ignition on the yellow wire then comes out as the purple wire.

Tiny

johnpainter

October, 5, 2012 AT 2:24 AM

Had trouble with the security system. The board was wet so I went and got another one could the car be telling itself its getting stolen.

Please login or register to post a reply.

Starter Replacement
Starter Motor Replacement Ford Mustang
Battery Replacement Honda Civic 2006-2011
Battery Replacement
Battery Replacement Guide