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How to start a car with bad starter

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If you’ve ever had to start a car that won’t turn over, then you know that it can be a frustrating experience. In this article, we’ll teach you how to start a car with a bad starter using three different methods. Hopefully, by the end of this guide you’ll be able to get your car started no matter what the problem may be.

What to do if your car has a bad starter

If your car has a bad starter, there are a few things you can do to try and get it working again. First, try starting the car using the key in the ignition and the battery. If that doesn’t work, you can try using a jumpstart. If all of those methods fail, you may need to replace the starter.

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How to change the starter on a car

If your car has a bad starter, you can change it yourself using this guide. This is an easy task for someone with basic mechanical skills and some tools. If you don’t have the tools or know-how to do it yourself, call a mechanic to do it for you.

To change the starter on a car:
1) Park the car in a safe place. You don’t want to damage anything while you’re working on the car.
2) Remove the tire and jack from the front of the car. Place them somewhere out of the way so they don’t get damaged.
3) Remove the screws that hold the hood panel in place (two on each side). The panel should pop off after removing these screws. Be careful not to lose any of the wiring under the hood.
4) Carefully remove the starter cover. It’s held on by four screws, two on each side (see photo). Make sure to save the screws! You’ll need them later.
5) Once the cover is off, you’ll see six wires connected to the Starter Motor (see photo). Disconnect these wires using a screwdriver (the black and red ones go

DIY Starter Mechanics

If your car has a starter that doesn’t activate easily or at all, you may need to do some repair work before you can start the engine. Here are some tips for fixing a starter that doesn’t work:

– Remove the battery and test the starter with an electrician’s voltmeter. If it’s less than 12 volts, there’s likely something wrong with the starter.

– If the battery is good and the voltmeter shows no problem with the starter, try replacing the brushes or armature. A cheap and easy fix, this will usually get your engine started.

– If none of these solutions work, you may have to replace the starter altogether.


If your car’s starter isn’t working, there are a few things you can do to try and get it going. First, make sure that the battery is fully charged- if the battery is dead, the starter will not work. Next, check to see if there is any corrosion on the cables or connections between the cables and the Starter motor- this can often cause a bad connection. Finally, if all of those tests come back negative and your car still won’t start, you may need to replace your starter.