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Textbook Problem

When the starter spins but does not crank the engine, which of the following may be true?

  1. Defective starter relay

  • Damaged flywheel teeth
  • A faulty starter solenoid
  • All of the above
  • To determine

    The possible cause when the starting motor is spins but the engine is not started.

    Explanation

    A starting motor used to provide a crank to the engine when the ignition switch is turned on. But if in any case the starting motor works properly, but the engine is not started, then there may be certain conditions which may be the probable cause for not obtaining the desired cranking.

    The most common reason may be a defective starter relay which helps in redirecting the power from battery to the solenoid. If the relay’s wiring cable is defected or has some lose connection it may not crank the engine...

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