If your car won’t start but your lights go on, then maybe your vehicle needs a starter replacement. If you’re located in the Kansas City area, then call us now for immediate help.
Car or Truck Will Not Turn Over But Still Has Power?
When handling vehicle starter issues, it usually requires a standard engine diagnostic. From ignition to starter to battery, there are multiple components to the ignition system, so finding the right issue is absolutely essential.
What is a Car 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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Kia Engine Starter Problems – Frequently Asked Questions
Comprehending all the finer points about car starter replacement and issues is not for everyone. Nevertheless, here are some of the frequently asked questions we get when a car or truck will not turn over yet still has power.
How Much Does It Cost For a New Car Starter?
As starter systems typically vary from engine to engine, there is no set price for every service center or brand. When do you call us, be sure to have the make, model, year, and trim level available. Even then, it will require a diagnostic to provide a price estimate.
What is the Sound of a Broken Starter?
Generally, a faulty car starter can and will make a variety of noises. These often range from obvious loud clacking noises to high-pitched screeching, or unwelcome grinding noises to irregular whirring. Even when the battery is strong, one might turn the key in the ignition and still hear nothing at all. This is because of the multiple components of the starter system.
How to Tell if Your Kia Vehicle Starter is Going Bad?
When testing to see if a Kia vehicle starter is broken, every mechanic, factory-trained or not, should first begin by testing the battery. Generally speaking, batteries need replacement far more often than your car’s engine starter needs to be repaired. This is easily done with a load tester or battery tester. If it’s working, it’s still always possible that the issue is the battery connections, relay fuse, computer, theft immobilizer, or neutral safety switch. As always, your best source is going to be your Kansas City dealership service center. Short of removing and testing the broken starter, a diagnosis typically includes a process of elimination.
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