I took the starter to the local Schuck"s tested and it showed good but the damn thing does not turn very fast according to other starters I have tested. Going to take it to the local Auto Electric guys and have them look at it.
The issue I am having is that when you go to crank the engine it turns over very slowly. I left the battery hooked up which was recharged and took my jump starter box and hooked it up also to the positive post on the starter while it was still attached to the engine. It did not make a difference so that eliminated the possibility of bad cables and battery. I took the plugs out also before this so that engine should have spun very quickly. I took a socket and ratchet and put it on the alternator pulley bolt and turned the engine by hand. It turned over very easily with no binding.
I got this car from a guy that stated that one morning he went out to start the car, it started and ran for about 5 seconds then died. He tried to restart it but with no luck, The car sat for 2 years and has 110k miles. He drove it everyday up until the time it would not start. I am figuring that maybe he cranked it until he damaged the starter. Need to get the engine to spin properly so I cam continue with the diagnosis. Figure it will be the crank or cam sensor that is bad?
No water in the oil and had valve covers off and the cams and rockers move up and down also.
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 4:04 PM