Starter Motor


Is your engine a non starter or is the engine just clicking, sticks or not turning over?

Is your battery dead or is your car needing a bump start? This could be a starter motor jamming fault. Call Autoexperts Medway is in Gillingham in the centre of Medway.

The Starter Motor:

Typical starter motors consist of the motor itself with a solenoid attached. The solenoid is similar in function to a relay. When the ignition key is turned to start the engine, current flows to the solenoid which is typically mounted on the starter.

The Solenoid:

The current activates an electro magnet in the solenoid. As a result the electro magnet moves an operating lever which engages the starter motor drive gear into the flywheel ring gear. It connects the starter motor directly to the full output of the battery thus spinning the engine until it fires.

One reason why a motor becomes a non starter could be down to a faulty solenoid. Because most solenoids are a part of the motor today, should the solenoid fail then you will have to replace the whole starter motor. Call our Autoexperts reception we are equipped to diagnose and replace your vehicles starter motor.

How does it work:

The starter motor is a powerful electric motor designed to output a high torque for a short period. Prolonged use will burn it out for this reason a starter motor uses a one way clutch system to disengage itself. Consequently this protects the starter motor from being rotated by the engine after starting.

Should the gear teeth wear to excess the starter will begin to jam, stick or lock into the flywheel. For the reason that it has failed to return. As a result this will cause the engine to not start. This is when your engine just clicks or just feels dead. On occasions you can gently tap the starter and this will disengage the gear allowing the starter to work again.

Why Choose Auto Experts Medway?

Book now, we have established a superb reputation for high quality vehicle repair services. Refer to our testimonials from our customers from Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester on our testimonial page.

Autoexperts Medway in Gillingham will diagnose a faulty starter. We are close to both Rochester and Chatham and therefore are ideally situated to cover all areas of Medway.

 

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