Where do I tap starter with hammer to make it jump start

Asked by Apr 10, 2016 at 03:56 PM about the 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I try to start car it makes just
humming noise it doesn't make clicking
noise or any noise to indicate it's turning
over what part of starter do I hit to make it
start

2 Answers

54,535

The side of the main body. Be careful of the electrical connections.

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75,545

The humming noise you hear is the starter armature rotating in the starter housing, but what is happening is the starter drive is not engaging. I doubt tapping on the starter will help in this situation. Replace the starter.

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