Is there a test that shows starter is going out

Asked by Nov 10, 2016 at 02:23 PM about the 1994 Toyota Camry LE Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car won't start unless jumped. Took in in was told it was
alternator. Replaced battery and alternator 3 weeks later doing
same thing..now they say it's starter..what so i do??

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Special equipment is usually required to test the Stater Motor. The fact that the vehicle cranks over and starts with a proper jump...one would assume the starter is good and you have a bad connection at the replacement battery and or starter motor. The diagnosis would start with a Voltmeter across the battery...and doing voltage drop test though out the Cranking Circuit. If a proper jump start continues to work....then.....you need to go back and check the battery and Alt. Once again ...that Volt Ohm Amp Meter is needed for proper diagnosis.

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