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Signs of Starter Failure

Signs of Starter Failure

Every wonderful drive that you have enjoyed in your life started with a successful operation of the starter. The starter is a small, battery-powered motor whose job is to get your engine running. Between the starter motor and the battery is a starter relay that transmits power. If the starter relay is faulty, you won't even manage to drive your car from the parking lot without a tow or a jump-start, and therefore, you will need to seek the assistance of a mechanic. Below are some of the common signs of a bad starter. Grinding Noise When Starting Grinding noise when trying to start your car is an indication that the gears that connect the flywheel and the starter could be worn out. However, in some cases, grinding might be happening inside the starter motor. But in either case, this is an issue that cannot be fixed on your car, and therefore, it is wise for you to contact a mechanic for the most appropriate steps to take. Freewheeling When Starting If you get a whining sound whe ... read more