Your starter can come from the factory either new or remanufactured. It can go by other names, too, like self-starter, cranking motor, starter motor, and so on. Whatever type of starter your vehicle has, though, how it works isn't too complicated. All starters do, after all, is crank (start) engines using dedicated motors and relays. That's what gets them running. Remote starters do this via a smart key fob. All you do is touch a button. When a starter won't turn over, however -- or, at least, it won't do it consistently -- it's usually because the starter is going out, that is, if it hasn't gone bad already. Luckily, starter failure has some common, easily identifiable causes: loose wires, rusty terminals, and damaged starter parts.
What Are the Signs of Starter Problems?
They're usually obvious. Can you start your car? If not, that's one sign (even if your dashboard's many displays light up). If you can, but only in one drive mode or gear or another, that's another sign. Maybe you tried to jump-start after nothing happened. Did it work? If not, that's yet one more sign. Of course, other indicators, like a smoking starter or one coated in oil, tell you that you almost certainly have starter issues. Install another genuine OEM starter to repair your inertia system once and for all. Doing that guarantees compatibility with your make and model, so it's naturally the best option. Our auto parts store has a huge selection you can order from, right here online. Just browse our catalog by the brand and model you drive. It'll make it easier to find the starter that fits. Then, put in your order. We'll ship immediately, right to your door.
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