- Ignition – It is the part where the car keys enter and it’s next to your steering wheel. The lock cylinder where the key fits turns the switch connecting the starter and the battery. It therefore ought to be in a position to engage the starter.
- Starter motor – This is a small electrical device that provides power to the engine. It has coils within it which turn carbon brushes to rub the interiors before sending current to solenoid.
- Solenoid – The starter solenoid can be defined as an electric relay closing the starter system circuit when it’s activated by the motor. It pushes the starter gear to the engine flywheel that allows parts to move when the starter motor is ready.
- Battery cables – They connect the battery terminal to the engine cylinder and the starter solenoid to provide power from the battery to the motor so the engine turns on.
Replacing Your Starter Motor
Just like any other system, it is possible that your starter system could experience problems making it important to buy a new motor. If you are experiencing issues such as noises when starting your car, slow engine starts, engine start fails and an unusual smell when the engine is started, then you should have the starter motor and the system as a whole checked. Some of the problems you can troubleshoot or have a mechanic help you out.
In case you have to buy a starter motor, remember that they come in a huge variety. Generally, you should know your car model considering that there are Mitsubishi starter motor, Ford starter motor and even Bosch starter motors among many others. The car model will guide you to the right motor model and so is the vehicle year. The best you can do is to ensure that you are getting the motor from a trusted dealer and take the time to ensure that it looks like the starter that is in your car. Consider how knowledgeable and experienced the dealer is in car parts as well as the quality of the car parts that he sells. This way you are sure to get a long lasting and the right motor for your car.