View Full Version : Won't start, Tach dances, starter clicks

04-10-2008, 01:49 PM
I tried to start my car, all it does it clicks a few times, and the tach jumps around. Theres power going to the starter, Ground is hooked up ok. I tried to kick start it, I smacked the starter with a hammer, No dice...Checked all the fuses, and St. Signal (starter signal) not getting power, switched out the fuse, still no power. A friend of mine said it had something to do with the ecu, tried a friends ecu still nothing. I've searched everywhere, no case of the tach dancing and the starter clicking at the same time.

all show no go
04-11-2008, 05:06 PM
damn sounds like youve tried it all.. hmmm one time my car wouldnt start cause my damn ignitor chip wasnt making good enough contact.. it might be something simple like that.. good luck man.

04-12-2008, 02:31 AM
you have a bad starter because you grounded your lower harness. Your tach jumps because you have a bad connection on the ECU harness. The push start will get the car working if you had a good battery.

Signum Temporis
04-13-2008, 04:35 PM
if u tried to push start it, it shouldve worked... try it again but go faster before u pop the clutch... or try to jump start... u could just have a bad battery... i had a bad battery and crazy shit would happen like the alarm going off when i tried to start it and whenever i opened the door

p.s.- smacking anything on ur car with a hammer is a big no no

04-16-2008, 06:49 PM
sounds like a bad or dead battery...did the same on my s14 with a low battery..either battery or your termonals...getsome one to hold them and move them around wile u try to crank it...most likly its power delivery problem

04-30-2008, 06:40 PM
-car starts now it was a dead battery and bad starter,
-but now it sputters at 4k boosts like crap.
-and dies out with a little bit of gas,
-Timing flucuates from 10 degrees to 15 degrees.
-Spits out black smoke,
-Bought new plugs wasn't the problem.
-Checked for boost leaks I don't know how many times,
-Set the timing right, and checked the wiring.