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What Are the Signs of a Bad Starter?

What Are the Signs of a Bad Starter?

When the starter in your vehicle starts to go wrong, it's terrible news. Besides the unmistakable sign of not being able to go anywhere, what are the other signs of a bad starter? We are going to cover several symptoms today that can indicate you have a failing starter. If you can detect these signs, you may be able to avoid being stuck in the middle of nowhere.    What is a Starter? Your battery powers the starter, and the purpose of the starter is to engage the engine and get the vehicle going. The starter comprises two parts: the primary motor and solenoid. The primary motor turns the crankshaft and starts the engine, and the solenoid (or relay) engages the starter's drive gear and closes the main motor's electrical connections. If either one of the two parts stops working at any given time, you cannot move your car without a jumpstart or tow. A starting problem can be caused by poor maintenance or normal wear and tear. As you can guess, a starter gets a lo ... read more

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