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The starter, as it is aptly named, is what gets the engine going. When the key is turned in the ignition, the battery supplies power to the starter motor. The starter then rotates the flywheel, which turns the crankshaft and begins the movement of the pistons. This creates the first revolution of the engine.

If your car tries to start, but canít, it could possibly be the starter seeing some trouble. There are a few indicators that suggest starter rebuild or replacement is necessary:

  • No response
  • Clicking sound
  • Labored cranking
  • Freewheeling - This is when the starter's gear that turns the flywheel is worn out. It spins freely until it finally catches a tooth. This experience is usually accompanied by a grinding sound.

If your headlights, interior lights or accessories are illuminating without dimming, then the battery can be ruled out as the reason for the starter not engaging. The starter's solenoid is most likely the culprit.

Roy Brothers can determine the cause and provide the solution to your starting problems. Call us today for a consultation and FREE estimate.