FREMD HIGH SCHOOL
DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY II T336
Study Questions: Starting Systems
1. What are the most common causes of a no-crank problem?
2. A buzz or a clicking sound from the starter solenoid is normally due to a(n)
______________ __________or poor __________ __________ connections.
3. A metallic grinding noise can be caused by each of the following except:
a. Clashing gears.
b. Broken flywheel teeth.
c. Pinion gear tooth wear.
d. Broken main feed wire.
4. Why is a starter current draw test commonly used? Explain.
5. After performing a starting headlight test, Technician A says the resulting bright
lights and no-crank condition indicate starting circuit high resistance. Technician
B says the test results suggest an open starting circuit.
Who is correct?
a. A only.
b. B only.
c. Both A and B.
d. Neither A nor B.
6. A high voltage drop in the starting system could indicate:
a. High resistance.
b. Loose electrical connection.
c. Corroded or burned terminal.
d. All of the above are correct.
7. How do you properly test battery cables? Explain.
8. When removing a starter motor, which of the following should be done first?
a. Disconnect the battery.
b. Mark the end frames.
c. Unbolt the battery cable.
d. Remove any solenoid fasteners.
9. Explain some of the symptoms of a bad starter solenoid?
10. A bad ignition switch can keep the starting motor from working and can also
make the engine crank all the time. TRUE or FALSE?
11. How do you adjust a neutral safety switch?
12. may be used to adjust the space between the
pinion gear and the flywheel ring gear.
13. Define and explain the following terms:
a. Slow cranking condition:
b. Voltage drop tests:
c. Starter ground circuit test:
d. Battery cable connection test: