When dealing with vehicle starter challenges, it generally takes a standard engine diagnosis. From starter to ignition to battery, there are multiple components in the ignition system, so finding the correct cause of failure is absolutely critical.
What is a Car or Truck Starter?
“A car starter is a powerful electric motor that cranks your engine in order to start your car. The starting system consists of the motor itself, and the attached solenoid. The solenoid is what takes battery power and delivers it to the starter motor. It also pushes the starter gear forward, allowing it to mesh with the gear teeth of the engine’s flywheel. A high current is needed to start your car, so your battery has to have enough “juice” to enable the car starting system to work properly. Most of the time, when a car won’t start and the battery is fully charged, the starter motor is to blame. Starters do wear out.” *
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Understanding the specific nuances of car starter repair and issues is not for everyone. Nevertheless, here are some of the frequently asked questions we get when your car or truck is not turning over yet the battery is still good.
As car starter systems vary from engine to engine, there is no set price for every Acura or service center. When do you call us, please be sure to have your make, model, year, and trim level available. Even so, it will require a diagnostic to provide a quote.
A broken car starter will make a variety of sounds. These often range from overly loud clacking noises to a high-pitch screech, or an unwelcome grinding noise to intermittent whirring. Even when the battery is fully powered, you might still turn the key and still hear no sound at all. This is because of the multiple components that make up a vehicle starter system.
When checking to see if your Acura starter is needs to be replaced, every auto mechanic, factory-trained or not, should first begin with a battery test. Generally speaking, batteries need to be replaced far more often than your vehicle starter. This is easy with a battery tester or a battery load tester. If it’s working, it’s still always possible that the issue is neutral safety switch, theft immobilizer, relay fuse, battery connections, or computer. As always, your best source is your Oklahoma City dealership service center. Short of actually removing the faulty starter, a diagnostic typically involves a process of elimination.
Acura Car Starter Repair | Bob Howard Acura – Oklahoma City