Learn how to diagnose and replace a starter in your car or truck. In this video I show you the common causes of a car that doesn't turn over, and then I show you how to replace the starter along with many tips and tricks to make the job go easier and better.

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Comments

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix

      Comment your "starter stories" here. I know some Audi's need the engine lifted to get to the starter and the Cadillac NorthStar engine has the starter under the intake manifold! What a bad design!

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      Stuff I used in the video:
      Starter I used: https://goo.gl/dpUUWI
      Mutltimeter: http://amzn.to/2ja4Axd
      Battery Load Tester: http://amzn.to/2ifhMRK
      Battery Charger: http://amzn.to/2iiD9wN
      Swivel Ratchet: http://amzn.to/2j9VGzQ
      Universal Joint Adapter: http://amzn.to/2jxRqXv
      Thread Locker: http://amzn.to/2jxRqXv
      Silicone Paste: http://amzn.to/2ja5Q3A

      about 2 years ago
    • URBAN CARS
      URBAN CARS In reply to ChrisFix

      @Ubbidude that's the basic thing one has to check, first. If ur starter is broken then when I'll ignite the engine u'll here the cranking sound

      about 1 month ago
    • Griff The Dawg
      Griff The Dawg In reply to ChrisFix

      ChrisFix I drove my fiero to the local parts store knowing the starter was bad and needing replacement. Went inside and got the starter no problem but when I went to drive away the starter finally had enough. No matter what amount of hammering I did it was no use so back inside I went to rent the tools I needed to do it right there in the parking lot. Thanks to you it went in without any issues!

      about 1 month ago
    • Nathan Bame
      Nathan Bame In reply to ChrisFix

      Owner of a '90 f150 with a starter going bad. It would crank ok when cold but when hot it turned over very slowly like it had a weak battery, and getting a boost from another battery made it start like normal. Had the battery tested and it was fine, so I replaced the starter and never had a problem with it again.

      about 1 month ago
    • VICTOR MANUEL
      VICTOR MANUEL

      THNAK U, VERY GOOD SPEECH AND PRONUNTIATION U HAVE, WHICH COUNTRY DO YOU LIVE IN?

      about 1 hour ago
    • meTimetraveler
      meTimetraveler

      i don't think that is a load tester. it's an analyzer. a load tester has a carbon pile.

      about 1 day ago
    • dynaboy1964
      dynaboy1964

      ChrisFix I love everyone of your videos I just got a free 2004 elantra and fixing it for my daughter she needs 2nd car for work and car is in Ok condition body no rust butclear coat coming off on top and car would not start it is old battery soI will change it first tried to jump but so dead lucky to get a beep when key was in on position if that doesn't work I will check alternator change that then check fuses and last the starter thanks so much for your knowledge

      about 2 days ago
    • Shmitteh
      Shmitteh

      What if my car doesnt make a sound when I try to crank it all my lights turn on when I twist the key but when I crank it everything shuts off and theres no crank noise

      about 2 days ago
    • Mike Porter
      Mike Porter

      Chris you forgot about possible corrosion in the starter wiring from the starter terminal back to the battery. Still a great video !

      about 3 days ago
    • killroyjr
      killroyjr

      Have an old car that has not been turned on in over 8 months. I knew the battery was dead. It would not start after jumping it for over 15 minutes. Watched your video herd the click click sound that you described double checked my connections and it started right up. Thank you so much for the great help and awesome video.

      about 3 days ago
    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix In reply to killroyjr

      Glad the video was helpful!

      about 3 days ago
    • shmbbrkr
      shmbbrkr

      Toyota s are easier to fix

      about 4 days ago
    • F D
      F D

      Great video as always. So detailed. Thank you.

      about 4 days ago
    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix In reply to F D

      Thanks a lot!

      about 4 days ago
    • Michael Critchfield
      Michael Critchfield

      Just did a 2012 honda civic starter and that was terrible. It hides way up under the intake manifold

      about 6 days ago
    • Shayne Aguilar
      Shayne Aguilar

      Wow! Excellent video. Very professional, and great voice skills.

      about 7 days ago
    • Bill Jehle
      Bill Jehle

      I love the camera work where the "blue hand" wanders around the engine compartment. And thanks for the run down of starter problems. Turned out mine was just a corroded battery terminal. Remove, scrub with a wire brush, reattach, presto. One trick I've had to do before is clean the contacts in the starter. It was simple to remove the cover, sand two contacts to remove carbon deposits (arcing from engaging the starter relay I suppose). Put it back together and its run ever since.

      about 7 days ago
    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix In reply to Bill Jehle

      Awesome! Glad you were able to fix it!

      about 7 days ago
    • Johnny Camarena
      Johnny Camarena

      That’s weird on my manual 2000 mustang gt I can start my car in neautral without stepping on the clutch 🤨

      about 8 days ago
    • Space Balloon Bear
      Space Balloon Bear In reply to Johnny Camarena

      Lol alot of people bypass the switch.. I always have

      about 5 days ago
    • Alex letchenko
      Alex letchenko

      I rebuild it and install that starter

      about 8 days ago
    • ryan gilliam
      ryan gilliam

      Just today, after I had got a new starter, I begin to drive the car back home, which was a bad idea. The car engine started to shake and once I got near home, it turned off. A few minutes went by and these 2 guys decided to stop and help put my car in a parking space. I told them what happened and said to them that I might need an oil change. One of the guys turned the ignition, and the car would crank for as long as it could but it wouldn't start. The guy responded by saying "Well it can't be your oil, the engine would lock up and I wouldn't even be able to start the car, so it's gotta be something else. They tapped the alternator, that was fine, so all three of us were confused about what the problem was. Anyways, the 2 guys hooked my car up to their truck and dropped it off at home.


      I let the car sit for hours. This whole time I'm thinking, maybe it's oil or the battery. Just now, tonight, me and my mom went to turn on the car and the car worked just fine.


      A new lesson I just learned. Don't drive your car immediately after you get a new starter. Let it sit for a while before you start it up again.

      about 8 days ago
    • Alex Toia Levao
      Alex Toia Levao

      2000 Chevy Blazer 2 door LS. Chris? Very informative! and great. I like how you explain everything. But I am also looking for to the point kinda videos that are short with actual placements of wiring, it's color coding and what to do. Not a quick fix, but sometimes the colors of the connecting wires for amateurs like me would be greatly appreciated. I work on human bodies by profession and it is all colorful and knowing the colors determines what is wrong and how to correct it. Maybe a video for dummies like me called, oh I don't know, "Know your vehicle sounds and colors for beginners and how to properly fix it". Of course this is without going through all the small steps until we can get to a professional mechanic like you. I'm on the verge of getting my Chevy 2000 Blazer back on line and seeing what you have gave me the incentive to push myself to learn. 5 Bush mechanics say, that the problem is from the starter, power connection, Relay fuse, "injection line open?" and the battery. But, new battery, fuel pump, Rear calipers, Distributor stuff, spark plugs and wire thingys all replaced by myself because here? Bush mechanics come to rig, replace, and steal from you, then charge you an arm and a leg. Not to mention ask for an advancement because of family obligations... Help me please!!!

      about 8 days ago
    • David Smalldridge
      David Smalldridge

      Ack! The starter in my dream car is not working and needs to be! How to do this? Here we go! Chris: Hey guys ChrisFix here!

      about 8 days ago
    • SirFrankoman
      SirFrankoman

      I've watched almost all of your videos, but never actually worked on my own vehicles until today. My starter motor went on my truck, and after getting a crazy quote from a dealer, decided to try it myself. I replaced it after watching this video and had that same moment of joy starting it up successfully, plus saved over $300 had I gone to the dealer. Thank you! I'll leave you comments on all the other videos I follow now that I'm hooked and want to fix everything xD

      about 9 days ago
    • Javory Hull
      Javory Hull

      How long does a car starter last

      about 9 days ago
    • Javory Hull
      Javory Hull In reply to Javory Hull

      Our first starter lasted 6 years

      about 7 days ago
    • Tritium Glow
      Tritium Glow In reply to Javory Hull

      Well my starter is going bad, was made 25 years ago

      about 7 days ago
    • SuperToasty
      SuperToasty

      12:39 Replay.

      about 9 days ago
    • RidinChevySolo
      RidinChevySolo

      Boat starter died in the middle of the lake on a windy day. Didnt have a hammer but I did have an oar. I beat the hell outta that starter and right before our boat beached on some rocks it started and we loaded her up. Good ol hammer trick

      about 10 days ago
    • Andrew saenger
      Andrew saenger

      Why can you get a court charge for buying a starter

      about 10 days ago
    • ONLIESVAN
      ONLIESVAN

      I try jump start with another car but still no go. It is now at the mechanic also there was a bad smell coming from the engine bay.

      Do you think the starter got fried?

      about 12 days ago
    • Punaads Leelakant
      Punaads Leelakant

      Hey Friend, I have a Toyota Innova(India) diesel Auto; I fixed an Alpine INE W-957E car stereo with Image dynamics components, and Hertz Two channel amp; after this when I switch off the engine and keep running the radio or even just do not take out the ignition key with radio off, after just 2-3 minutes, the car cranks, starts, and immediately goes off. Then when I remove the key, and insert it back after 5-10 seconds, its starts and does not go off this time. Very peculiar, which was never an issue before I fixed the car stereo. Luckily I found this trend after 2-3 times I faced this issue. Any suggestions, appreciated.

      about 12 days ago
    • Punaads Leelakant
      Punaads Leelakant

      Hey Friend, I have a Toyota Innova(India) diesel Auto; I fixed an Alpine INE W-957E car stereo with Image dynamics components, and Hertz Two channel amp; after this when I switch off the engine and keep running the radio or even just do not take out the ignition key with radio off, after just 2-3 minutes, the car cranks, starts, and immediately goes off. Then when I remove the key, and insert it back after 5-10 seconds, its starts and does not go off this time. Very peculiar, which was never an issue before I fixed the car stereo. Luckily I found this trend after 2-3 times I faced this issue. Any suggestions, appreciated.

      about 12 days ago
    • Joseph Hussing
      Joseph Hussing

      Ive got a 92 c1500 with a 305 in it and when i crank the truck it makes a whirring noise that increases in speed and pitch. Starter, flex plate, flywheel?

      about 13 days ago
    • Michael Placzek
      Michael Placzek

      I don't think you torqued one of the bolts for the starter...

      about 14 days ago
    • Steven Johnson
      Steven Johnson

      I have a 2008 Chevy Equinox and I put on a new starter but i had this strange noise and then it stopped. I think I might have placed the wires wrong

      about 14 days ago
    • lorraine dempsey
      lorraine dempsey

      You are excellent, Thank you...Never seen anyone like you as a teacher. God bless

      about 14 days ago
    • AMKZTOPBARBER
      AMKZTOPBARBER

      Great vid help ..thanks

      about 14 days ago