Starter Motor Replacement

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If you’ve ever jumped in your car, turned the keys only to hear a couple of clicks and not much else, you’ve likely been a victim of a faulty starter motor. Before you try to drive on a faulty starter motor or use Google to diagnose a battery issue, give mycar a buzz and plan a replacement starter motor ASAP.

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What are the symptoms of a faulty starter motor?

Does it take a couple of turns of the key to get your ride firing? It could be an early indicator that your starter motor is on the fritz and should be looked over by a professional. If not, you could end up getting stranded when you least expect it.

Here are a few other symptoms to keep your eyes and ears peeled for if you think you’re having starter motor troubles:

1. Engine won’t start: if you’re flat out trying to get your car to turn over, it could be an issue with your starter motor. However, flat batteries, ignition switch problems and other engine issues can also result in trouble getting your car started, so it’s best to chat to a professional for help diagnosing the issue.

2. Sluggish cranking: if your engine is slow to crank, it could be a sign of a faulty starter motor, although once again, a weak battery or other internal engine issues could also be to blame.

3. Grinding noise: have you noticed a grinding noise when starting your car up? This could be a sign of a loose starter motor, or even worn or missing teeth on either the pinion gear or the flywheel, so the two gears aren’t able to lock into each other as normal.

4. Whirring sound: this is usually a signal that the pinion gear is not engaging with the flywheel, which can indicate a solenoid failure.

5. Buzzing noise: if your engine’s not turning over at the switch of a key, but you can hear a persistent buzzing noise, it’s usually a good indication that while there’s a flow of electricity to the starter, there’s not enough to get it cranking. This can be a sign of a low battery or corroded electrical connections.

Starter motor replacement cost

The starter motor replacement price is dependent on the make and model of your car, but you can expect to fork out around $350 to $1,000 depending on make on model of the vehicle to get it sorted. For a better idea of what you’re in for, give your local mycar a buzz and chat to one of our expert mechanics before heading in store for a detailed assessment and quote.

If you’re a little strapped for cash and need to hit the road before payday, mycar offers several different payment options, including ZipPay, so you can get your car fixed before the cash hits your account.

How do you tell if it’s your starter or your battery?

One of the easiest ways to differentiate between starter motor or battery problems is by listening to the noises your car makes when you turn the key. If you’re hearing a clicking noise, it’s possible that your battery is flat. Alternatively, if you’re noticing grinding or clunking noises or no noise at all when you turn the key, it’s more likely to be an issue with your starter motor.

While these early observations are important, some things are best left to the professionals.

Book your starter motor replacement today

Funny noises making you nervous? Don’t take any chances with your starter motor. Give the team at your local mycar a call to discuss your concerns before cruising down to the workshop for a more thorough diagnosis and quote.

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