Official TN Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Thanked 47 Times in 39 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
the light humming sound you heard was no doubt your fuel pump. (Its located in the fuel tank which in turn is located under the rear seat.) That of course meant it's getting power, so you know your battery had some juice left.
For starting issues involving no crank, check these
- battery (voltage and load test if possible - 12.6volts or higher is usually a good battery), if battery test is not possible right now, try a jump start, if that works the problem is battery and/or possibly dead or dying alternator, or maybe just a loose belt.
-if you have a non-sealed battery (forget what it says on top, if it has caps you can remove it ain't sealed no matter what they say), pop the caps on it and check the cells with a hydrometer for one or more dead cells (alot of auto parts have a cheap tester contraption for a dollar).
Hopefully the battery tests good, so while you are at it, add distilled water to the cells if they are low - you will see the "bubble" when you have added water to the correct level (not all the way to the top).
-check for loose or dirty clamps (you might be amazed at the effect even slightly loose or dirty clamps can have on whether the car starts or not).
-Bang on the starter solenoid (it sticks out on the right - driver-side of engine, on top, the solenoid is the small can shaped thing on top of the starter and attached to it) several times with some solid metal object such as a large socket extension and try to start it. If it now starts, you need a starter.
Last edited by AlmightyCamry777; 12-19-2009 at 09:59 AM.