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So my g won't start. Here's how it came about.

Saturday, woke up early and move the car at a different spot (approx 3 mins). 5 hours after, I went back to it and it decided not to start. All I got is a very slow crank...... starter is turning (making noise) but its not engaging the flywheel as its not turning the crankshaft

- thinking is was weak battery, I decided to install 1 from my other g20...... still didn't turn on, just slow cranking

- next (Sunday) I went ahead and swapped the starter with another one (good starter) I had laying around... still didn't turn on, just slow crank..... bench tested the original starter and it works fine.

- verified ignition signal/voltage was getting to the starter.... dmm reads 9-10v at signal terminal of starter solenoid.

- checked the battery posts and engine bay grounds and didn't notice anything out of the norm.


Info about the car. She's originally a auto model that I converted to 5spd. Also installed a ve like 8 months ago. The car has been to good to me all this time. Yes there were some small issues here and there, but this one tops them all.

I'm running out of options and hope you guys can point me to the right direction. TIA :cheese:


i will be giving away a jdm care package to the fellow who gives me the correct fix.

package consist of;
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- 1 trunk hamburger
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dude im on the same boat, but mine does it to me only once in a while, it will crank but wont start, if I keep cranking it eventualy turns on after like 5 minutes.

I changed my starter too, and it was not that. some one told me that it could be a timing issue, fuel or spark. mine dosent do it to me all the time just once in a blue moon.

good luck.
 

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dude im on the same boat, but mine does it to me only once in a while, it will crank but wont start, if I keep cranking it eventualy turns on after like 5 minutes.

I changed my starter too, and it was not that. some one told me that it could be a timing issue, fuel or spark. mine dosent do it to me all the time just once in a blue moon.

good luck.
Damn, I hope my motor ain't seized.

You checked all the grounds in the started circuit? Given that's it is a p11 I would have checked battery and starter first too... ;)
Starter body is the ground. Current battery is at 12.3v. The other battery was at 12.7v. I don't think its the battery
 

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I have found that on a lot of cars these days, the connector from the harness to the starter (the small wire) it will have a bad connection and have a voltage drop and will not click the starter over. sometimes you wont even hear a click. I always cut the old connector of the harness and install a new spade terminal.

Also, check the ground cable. If it has started to corrode and or turn green, then it is toast and you probably need another one.

I agree with dane, key on, jump the power to the starter solenoid directly, if that does not work, then check the ground and or add another good one to be sure.
 

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I have found that on a lot of cars these days, the connector from the harness to the starter (the small wire) it will have a bad connection and have a voltage drop and will not click the starter over. sometimes you wont even hear a click. I always cut the old connector of the harness and install a new spade terminal.

Also, check the ground cable. If it has started to corrode and or turn green, then it is toast and you probably need another one.

I agree with dane, key on, jump the power to the starter solenoid directly, if that does not work, then check the ground and or add another good one to be sure.
This. Voltage is way too low for the solenoid. I'd jump it and see what happens. If the starter, wires, and connections seem good, might be the ignition switch. There are a bunch of connections though, could be any of them.
 

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This. Voltage is way too low for the solenoid. I'd jump it and see what happens. If the starter, wires, and connections seem good, might be the ignition switch. There are a bunch of connections though, could be any of them.

I measured solenoid signal wire in "start" mode. Was getting 9-10v in start and goes back to 0v on acc

What I wasn't able to verify though was the constant 12v on the starter itself. Maybe thats not getting enough power.
 
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