the starter should be just above the trans on the drivers side.
DO NOT trade in a factory starter for some Mexican reman POS.
I managed to find the starter last night, but thanks anyways.
And as it turns out, it is not
the factory starter. It has a sticker on it saying it is a remanufactured starter from NAPA. So it'd be trading in a Mexican reman POS for a Mexican reman POS. :-p
you might also try turning the motor over by hand, the jam might not be the starter. only takes a second to check with a wrench.
Well, I just went out there to test it, and I can't move the crankshaft pulley no matter what I do. I mean, I don't have a wrench/socket big enough to turn the nut on the crankshaft pulley, but I can't turn it by pulling on the belt, nor can I turn it from using a wrench to turn the other pulleys. The other day when I was replacing my belt, I was able to turn the belt and all the other pulleys by simply using a wrench on the water pump pulley. So, could my engine be seized? And the starter is just not able to turn the engine over, so it just clicks? The belt/pulleys seem much
stiffer than before. And I guess the day before, I kinda had an "incident". I came home, and we had guests over. All the parking places in my driveway were full, so I was trying to move my car around on the front yard/our secondary, gravel driveway. Of course, it was on a hill, and the gravel/grass is soft, so I ended up doing a burnout or two, trying to move forward. Had to put it in 4WD to get out. When I turned the car off and got out, I did notice a funny smell, but thought that was nothing more than the tires spinning against gravel/grass. The car has 258K miles on it, and I don't believe it's ever been driven very hard, so could this cause the engine being seized? Or could I just be worrying a bit too much, and it's something else causing the jam? Oh, and if it's important to mention, the belt liked to squeal occasionally; maybe once or twice a day.
Battery is dead or you have a bad cable or end. Power is not getting to the starter.
My battery is not dead. I have plenty of battery power and I have had no symptoms of a dying battery/alternator. It'd more likely be a bad cable or connection, because there is a little rust on the positive battery terminal, and it looked like the connection from the battery on the starter was kinda rusted. But, of course, the engine being seized is a bit a of a bigger issue now, haha.
I can tell you that you don't have a starter problem anyway and there is no ignition relay in these cars.
Yeah, I figured that out last night after some research too, haha.
Edited by jj421, 07 October 2012 - 02:17 PM.