Have a New Starter Installed at CAR FIX in Maryville

Let’s talk about starter motors in this blog post. CAR FIX in Maryville, Tennessee can replace the factory starter in your automobile when it goes out. Generally, the original starters last about 100,000 miles or 10 years. After this time, you are at a higher risk of the starter going bad and ending up with a dead engine. There is one thing that can kill the starter prematurely, and this is an oil leak in the engine that drips oil directly on the starter. Generally, this type of leak comes from a cracked cylinder block. Let’s talk about the signs that your starter is going bad below.

Pre-Ignition Noise

You may hear strange noises after you turn the ignition key or press the start button if the starter is malfunctioning. Generally, the only thing you should hear is your engine cranking a few times before it fires up. If you hear clicking or whirring, the starter is not engaging properly and having problems turning the engine over so it can take in fuel and air.

A Dead Engine…

If you receive an audible warning that the starter is going bad and you get your engine started, drive straight to our shop. We can replace the starter so you don’t end up with a dead engine. Sometimes, you will receive only one warning or you will receive a warning at all that the starter has died. When this happens, you will not be able to fire up your engine because it will not be able to take in the fuel and air it needs for combustion. In addition, the spark plugs will not generate sparks because the dead starter is no longer able to supply the plug wires with electricity.

…With Working Lights

Any time an engine refuses to start it’s an automatic assumption that the problem is a dead battery. As you’ve noticed by the subheads in this blog, a dead engine with working lights points to the starter as being the problem and not the battery. There is no doubt that the battery is supplying electricity to the lights if they are working. Consequently, your engine won’t start because of the starter.

Odors of Smoke

Finally, you may also detect odors of smoke coming from the engine if you keep trying to fire up your automobile. This is a sign that you have caused the starter motor to overheat.

CAR FIX in Maryville, TN, advises that your engine is not going to start despite your effort if the starter is dead. Stop trying to start your car and have your vehicle towed to our shop.

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