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4 Common Symptoms of Starter Failure

People often take for granted the fact that when they turn the key in their vehicle's ignition in order to start their car that a complicated series of events must happen. The turning of the key is really the most simple thing about turning the car on. That key basically unlocks an electrical pathway that allows for the rest of the events to happen, usually within a split second. One of the first things that happens is that electricity is fed to the starter motor, allowing its pinion gear to mesh with the flywheel in order to get the engine spinning. If the starter motor fails your car won't be able to turn on. If you're having issues getting the motor started and you experience any of these signs of starter motor problems you better head to the auto repair shop to get it repaired or replaced! Grinding Noise A grinding sound that occurs when trying to start your car is probably being caused by loose bolts that mount the starter motor. However it may also indicate worn, broken ... read more

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