Q: Starter issue

asked by on February 19, 2016

How do I know if my starter is going out?

The starter motor has a gear that comes into contact with the engine flywheel or flex plate and uses this connection to manually turn the engine over until it runs on its own. In many cases the starter can make loud noises when the ignition key is turned in an effort to start the vehicle. The most obvious symptom is the engine simply does not turn over. If you need help, I would have an experienced technician inspect the entire starting and charging system for faults. They can replace your starter or any other component in order to restore your vehicle to normal function.

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