Signs of Bad Starter Systems
If your car is struggling to start, you might assume that a dying battery could be the culprit. But, you may be noticing the signs of bad starter systems. What are the most common symptoms of a bad starter? Let’s take a look.
Signs of a Bad Starter
- Noises: If you notice an odd grinding sound when you crank the engine, your starter drive gear may be worn out.
- Smoke: What if you see smoke or notice a burning smell? It’s time for a tow.
- Freewheeling: When cranking the engine only results in a whine from the engine, that’s called “freewheeling,” and it might be a sign that your starter is kaput.
Learn More with Tamaroff Honda
Now that you’ve learned the signs of a failing starter, why not expand your auto knowledge even more? Find out how to tell if you need a brake check with Tamaroff Honda in Southfield, near West Bloomfield and Farmington Hills.