In this video I go over how you can perform a no crank no start diagnosis, whether all you hear is a click or even if the battery tests good but won't start. There are tests you can do to verify all the different components of your starting system. Including your Neutral safety switch (NSS) or Clutch pedal position sensor if you have a manual transmission, your starter relay, the connectors going in and out of your starter including the A, B and S terminals and your Ignition Switch.

Multimeter I used in the Video: Multimeter Used in Video:
Test Light Used in the Video:
Battery Load Tester:


How to Bench Test a Starter:

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    • XiferTehPenguin

      My starter is whirring down

      about 18 hours ago
    • penny jongsma
      penny jongsma

      well explained and easy to understand

      about 6 days ago
    • penny jongsma
      penny jongsma

      dam im a old mechanic but found your diagnosis great some time we forget important steps

      about 6 days ago
    • Alex Jackson
      Alex Jackson

      This was a great video, I went from knowing nothing about starters to feeling very confident and able to troubleshoot one in 12 minutes, just can't beat that. Also I appreciate you using as accurate terms as often as possible. Cheers!

      about 23 days ago
    • Adil Jaani
      Adil Jaani

      Hi everyone
      I sprayed throttle cleaner on intake after that my car no start no crank and engine light on, help plsssss

      about 1 month ago
    • Zionic-iDrxpz-YT

      I have no crank or turn over. Car just dead got the battery in February

      about 1 month ago
    • Ramon Cutino
      Ramon Cutino


      about 2 months ago
    • Casperian

      Why do I get the feeling that this dude is a murderer?? Like one day we are going to see that some DNA test linked him to the murder of some women who was found in a ditch or something. 🤔🤨

      about 2 months ago
    • Ruben Mendez
      Ruben Mendez

      1998 camry 3.0l no crank no click no turn on. The OBD2 reading say: Crank Shaft Sensor error. The timing belt, battery, terminals is good.

      about 2 months ago
    • scrappylady

      Very detailed and well explained! Thanks for showing everything too! Love all your videos!

      about 2 months ago
    • Charles Tredway
      Charles Tredway

      Wow! I finally found a competent YouTube mechanic who knows how to troubleshoot and replace a battery.

      about 2 months ago
    • ej_ soul_jah
      ej_ soul_jah

      my camry was stucked along the road shoulder for a few hours waiting for a mechanic withvthe same issue..after watching ur video..i personally checked and cleaned all fuses, starter, battery connector and terminals..boom! my car just started magically! i thought my starter was totally busted..thanks for ur informative really helps!

      about 3 months ago
    • Al S
      Al S

      Thank you for such a clear, thorough and informative video!

      about 3 months ago
    • kize32

      What if a starter works on the bench and on the car it just clicks once every time I turn the key?

      about 3 months ago
    • Drew Nowicki
      Drew Nowicki In reply to kize32

      Check starter connections battery if that dont work start wont turn under load

      about 28 days ago
    • Drew Nowicki
      Drew Nowicki In reply to kize32

      Thats usually a connection issue

      about 28 days ago
    • Shondee Samatha
      Shondee Samatha

      I got no crank no start with my dash light out but my head lights turn and my radio works HELP I have 2005 GMC Sierra

      about 4 months ago
    • Glacko

      This is so helpful, thank you so much for making this vid! Gonna try them all out tomorrow

      about 4 months ago
    • Shawn Hall
      Shawn Hall

      What if I'm only getting 3.5 volts to the solenoid. Would this be the ignition switch? I swapped relays and that didn't change anything. If I take a jumper wire directly to the battery post it will crank. This problem is intermittent.

      about 4 months ago
    • Duane Dickey
      Duane Dickey

      Super helpful and thorough. Thank you for taking the time to make an easy to follow video.

      about 4 months ago
    • Mohamed Suhail
      Mohamed Suhail

      Hi, my car had same crank no start..tested battery and its good..relay is good.. i removed the relay and gave a direct crank and it started...but after engine runs for 15 _20 mins. I can start the engine through ignition key...can u guess where and what the problem is..

      about 4 months ago
    • Ned Reilly
      Ned Reilly

      If no power, or vey little power, despite a good battery and/or efforts to jump it, check the battery terminal connections, but also the negative cable where it attaches to the car for ground. I had this issue on the coldest (deep freeze) day of the year. I'm sure the metal shrinking in the cold temperatures helped to cause this problem. Besides corrosion, there were deposits from arching that also insulated the sides of the connection. Cleaned it and problem solved.

      about 4 months ago
    • Brian gallagher
      Brian gallagher

      Thanks for the video, you did a great job of explaining the starter system, it was very helpful

      about 5 months ago
    • Gary Pinkney
      Gary Pinkney

      Great video very helpful. Do you know what could cause an intermittent starting problem? When my chrysler 300c starts it runs beautiful but some days i have no crank no start just for it to start beautiful again next day? Battery is good and ive replaced ignition switch, actuator pin but still no fix

      about 5 months ago
    • xart23x

      MY 97 automatic accord has a no crank no start problem but, it has a p1298 check engine code. FEw days ago I had to move the under hood fuse box to get to a screw. I disconnected the battery before unscrewing stuff from the fuse box. It ran for couple days but, struggled to start for a bit til eventually it does not start. Is that 1298 code related to this no crank no start or two separate issues. I read that the 1298 issue is a electric load detector problem that is in the fuse box but, I'm not sure if it is causing the no crank no start issue. PLease help.

      about 5 months ago
    • Hofimani

      Man, I just need this guy to get close to my car and point to his temple a few seconds for me...

      about 6 months ago
    • BreSlay

      I need him to be my mechanic. Very informative

      about 6 months ago
    • ford 300 inline straight 6
      ford 300 inline straight 6

      Thank you! very helpful!. Your a great speaker. Easy to understand and to the point, and I like how you don't skip steps or leave us wondering! Cheers I sub

      about 6 months ago
    • A Christian
      A Christian

      At 1:12, when you do the voltage drop test at the battery post, you need to have a load placed on the battery. in other words you need current flowing. Its the same as doing the voltage drop test from the battery to the starter. In a 12V system the maximum allowable voltage drop is 0.5V which is best done with an scope since the starter puts a varying load on the battery when the car is stated.

      about 6 months ago
    • Bill Dirienzo
      Bill Dirienzo

      Thanks! You do a great job of explaining things. Hopefully it helps me get my car started!

      about 7 months ago
    • Jose H
      Jose H

      I like your hair, its so shiny

      about 7 months ago
    • tanya davis
      tanya davis

      Thank you...

      about 7 months ago