If my starter is going out, can I still try to start the vehicle so I can get it home from the gas station where it is parked right now?

Asked by Nov 06, 2015 at 07:20 PM about the 1986 Ford Bronco II STD 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I went to the gas station and the car would not start. I should I go back and see if it starts? I am a single woman and I don't want to ruin my car. Thanks.

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95,715

What can it hurt? Was the car making noise like some kind of damage was occurring? If so maybe it should be towed to a shop but I would try starting it. Maybe it just flooded and after sitting it might just start right up.

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Sure, try to start it. Does it turn over and not start or just nothing? If it turns over, extended cranking is not good. After a few seconds it will either start or not. Long cranking will just burn up starter and battery

95,715

You also posted that the starter was making grinding noises. I would get it fixed right away because if you grind the teeth off your flywheel it could cost you a grand to fix. One try won't hurt much though but don't keep grinding!!!

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24,695

Yeah don't ruin it- if it won't start just have it towed to the shop-

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