In Reply to: Starter Issue posted by TarHeel Dick on September 22, 2017 at 12:00:34:
How old is your battery? Does the starter just 'click' when you depress the starter button? If so, it may be a bad battery as mentioned. A battery must withstand a charge UNDRER LOAD and a starter/alternator shop and some auto parts stores will test for you. It is usually a free service, fast, simple, and they have the proper test equipment. It isn't the voltage you need when starting, it's the amperage. 6 volts can be obtained by connecting 4 'D'-Cell batteries, or 4 AA batteries, or 4 AAA batteries, or use a single 6-volt dry cell lantern battery but none have the amount of AMPS needed to fire the starter and crank over the engine. Have you tried to jump start with your car or truck 12-volt battery? If so and it fires up/turns over, then it's a 99.98% chance your battery is junk. See TIP #43 from Bruce(VA)'s 75 Tips list...jump starting requires extreme safety awareness to do it right.