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Starters & Starter Motors
Quality New & Re-Manufacturered Electrical Stater Motors
Diagnosis Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Replacement Level of Difficulty: Easy
Symptoms of Worn or Faulty Starter:
- Engine won't turn over when you turn the ignition key.
- Starter engaging, but not turning.
- Starter is spinning, but not engaging.
- You only hear a "clicking" sound when turning the key.
Starter motors, or starters for short, are motor assemblies designed to engage an engine's flywheel to give it enough momentum and inertia for the engine to start. A Stater motor is generally an electric motor, with an attached solenoid, that use an electrical current from either a battery, or another source current.
Although most commonly known for starting a passenger car or truck, they are also used in all sorts of commercial or industrial vehicles or other machinery, and are even used in some home applications such as riding mowers and snow blowers.