When handling vehicle starter problems, it generally requires an engine diagnostic. From battery to starter to ignition, there are multiple components in an ignition system, so finding the correct issue is absolutely critical.
What is a Car 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 all the finer points of car starter replacement and problems is not for everyone. Nevertheless, here are some of the frequently asked questions we get when a vehicle engine is not turning over but has power.
As car starter systems often vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, there is no price that we can quote for each model, and certainly not for every service center. When do you call us, be sure to have your make, model, year, and trim level handy. Even so, it will take a diagnostic to provide a quote.
Typically, a broken starter will make a variety of sounds. These often range from obvious loud clacking noises to a high-pitch screech, or an unpleasant grinding noise to intermittent whirring. Even when the battery is good, you may still turn the key and hear no sound at all. This is typically because of the miriad components that make up a engine starter system.
When checking to see if your Porsche starter is bad, every mechanic, factory-trained or not, should first begin with a battery test. Typically speaking, batteries need replacement far more often than your vehicle engine starter. This is easy with a battery tester or a battery load tester. If it’s working properly, it’s still always possible that the problem is relay fuse, theft immobilizer, neutral safety switch, battery connections, or computer. As always, your go-to source is your local Porsche service center. Short of removing and testing the broken starter, a diagnostic most often includes a process of elimination.
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