If your car or truck won’t start but the lights still go on, then perhaps it’s time to get your starter replaced. If you’re in the Orange County area, call us today for immediate help.
When it comes to Toyota starter problems, it generally takes an engine diagnosis. From starter to battery to ignition, there are multiple components of the ignition system, so finding the correct issue is essential.
What is a Car or Truck Engine 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 points about vehicle starter replacement and problems is not for all. Nevertheless, here are some of the frequently asked questions we get when your car engine is not turning over but the battery is still good.
As starter systems often vary from brand to brand, there is no price which we can quote for every model, and especially not every service center. When do you call, however, please be sure to have your make, model, year, and trim level handy. Even then, it will need a diagnostic to provide a price estimate.
Generally, a bad starter will make a variety of sounds. These can range from overly loud clicking sounds to high-pitched screeching, or an unpleasant grinding noise to irregular whirring. Even when the battery is fully powered, you may turn the key in the ignition and still hear nothing at all. This is normally because of the multiple components of the starter system.
When testing to see if your Toyota starter is needs to be replaced, every mechanic, factory-certified or not, should begin by determining if the battery is dead. Typically speaking, batteries need replacement far more often than your vehicle starter needs repair. This is easy with a multimeter or a load tester. If it’s working properly, it’s still possible that the problem is relay fuse, theft immobilizer, neutral safety switch, battery connections, or computer. As always, your best source is your area dealership service center. Short of removing the broken starter, a diagnosis most often incorporates a process of elimination.
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