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Starter Motors

The starter motor is like the car’s heart, it’s what gets the whole system going. Used to start the engine, if a starter motor fails, the vehicle won’t turn over or crank and will need replacing.

The starter motor may need replacing if it’s not turning fast enough or if the part is seized. There are a number of reasons why the starter may not be working despite a good battery, once you have eliminated simple mechanical or electrical faults, it’s much easier to replace the whole component as opposed to stripping it down and fixing the fault.

It’s essential to disconnect the battery before removing the starter motor (and its attached solenoid in pre-engaged motors) so that you don’t accidentally cause a short circuit. While a single fault might be repairable, it is usually more economical to fit a new starter motor if a number of faults are found. We stock high quality OE re-manufactured starter motor’s that are designed to last as opposed to copy units.