Remember like 2 months ago my car wasnt starting, unless i hit somthing beside the cap and rotar. Then like 10 days later every thing worked perfect, even my horn started working again.
Well after 2 or 3 months of not changing anything, my car is doing it again.
I think it has somthing to do with the weather. Like somthing is freezing
Last summer when my battery was dying, it would barly have enough juice to start my car, I would turn it over and hold it and press release on the gas petal for minutes at a time, eventually gettin it to run. I did this for about a month before replacing the battery. I figured this would of killed my started.
After work today my car would not start. I can turn all the lights on the stereo and honk all at the same time, and had the fan on to. Tried this for several mintues, and nothing dimmed or failed.
The cap coverin the rotar is brand new, there was a hole in it before. The battery is only a year old, and my car was off the road for 6 months during that time.
Checked all the fuses, connections, full tank of gas, ran the car for 3 hours thinkin it would charge the battery if it was low.
When i turn my car over it sounds like my battery is almost dead. But its not my battery. somtthings not gettin enough power
If the battery is good, and the starter still cranks slowly, then aside from a loose cable/ground, it’s pretty much gotta be the starter.
If you’re really cheap and have a bit of time on your hands, you might just need to replace the brushes in the starter. That’s usually why hitting the starter gets it going: the brushes are worn down enough that their springs don’t hold them quite in contact with the commutator. But if it cranks but very slowly, it could also be internally shorted/grounded/open.
Seriously though, for the $100 or whatever that a reman starter will run you, it’s probably cheap and easy to just throw a new one in and hope it solves your problem.