2003 Chevrolet Express Van-No Crank Condition

This 2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 van with the 5.3 liter engine was towed into my shop as a no crank condition (starter does not work). There were two problems found. The IGN A fuse was blown in the underhood fuse box and the starter was no good. The starter had been replaced the day before … Continue reading “2003 Chevrolet Express Van-No Crank Condition”

1995 Toyota Celica, Starter Clicks But Will Not Crank

This 1995 Toyota Celica came in with the complaint that the starter would click but not turn the engine over. The problem was intermittent but getting more frequent according to the customer. I was expecting to find a  worn plunger and contacts inside the starter but the starter had recently been replaced. If you think … Continue reading “1995 Toyota Celica, Starter Clicks But Will Not Crank”

1995 Buick Park Avenue, Hard Crank Condition

This 1995 Buick Park Avenue came in with the complaint that it was hard to crank sometimes. Meaning that the starter would turn slowly. A quick look at the positive battery terminal connection revealed a possible problem. The engine was still running at this point so I touched the terminal to see if it was … Continue reading “1995 Buick Park Avenue, Hard Crank Condition”

1996 Ford F350, No Crank Condition.

This 1996 Ford F350 with a diesel engine came in with the complaint that sometimes the engine would not crank. At other times it would crank normally. Luckily for me when I got to it it would not start, almost like there was no battery in the truck. Seemed pretty simple. I connected the clamp … Continue reading “1996 Ford F350, No Crank Condition.”

1994 Lexus GS300, Starter Clicks

This 1994 Lexus GS300 came in with the typical “starter clicks but won’t crank” condition. After a quick check to make sure that battery and cables were okay, I started to remove the starter. The starter can be seen at the rear of the driver’s side of the engine but it has to be accessed … Continue reading “1994 Lexus GS300, Starter Clicks”

1998 Ford Crown Victoria, Blows #2 Fuse, No Crank, No Charge Condition

This 1998 Ford Crown Victoria came in with the complaint that the #2 fuse in the underhood fuse box will blow while going down the road. The customer stated that he could tell when it happens because the air bag light will come on and the charge indicator gauge will start dropping. The test light … Continue reading “1998 Ford Crown Victoria, Blows #2 Fuse, No Crank, No Charge Condition”

2002 Chevrolet Silverado Battery Goes Dead

The customer brought this 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, with a 6.6 liter diesel engine in, with the complaint that the batteries go dead and is slow cranking sometimes. He had replaced the batteries and the problem got better but is now starting to happen more often. The batteries on a dual battery system have to … Continue reading “2002 Chevrolet Silverado Battery Goes Dead”

1999 Chevrolet Suburban No Crank Condition

A good customer called and said that on the way to work the security light came on in the dash and when he got to work the engine would no longer crank up. I suggested the normal check the battery cables, try cranking it in neutral instead of park, tilt the steering column up and … Continue reading “1999 Chevrolet Suburban No Crank Condition”

Replacing The Contacts And Plunger In A Denso OSGR Starter

To order parts please click here. To see how easy it is to repair your own starter please read on. This post has been a long time coming and it is pretty lengthy. It pertains to repairing the clicks but will not crank sometimes failure found in Denso & Nippondenso Offset Gear Reduction Starters (OSGR) … Continue reading “Replacing The Contacts And Plunger In A Denso OSGR Starter”

2002 Isuzu Rodeo 2WD Intermitent No Crank Condition, Starter Clicks

This 2002 Isuzu Rodeo came in with a complaint that sometimes while trying to crank the engine the starter will just click once each time the key is turned. After several times of trying the starter will crank the engine normally. After checking the basic battery condition along with making sure the battery cables were … Continue reading “2002 Isuzu Rodeo 2WD Intermitent No Crank Condition, Starter Clicks”