How To Diagnose And Replace A Starter Effectively?

Jul, 2017
How To Diagnose And Replace A Starter Effectively

Cars are the contemporary and fashionable mode of transport. Every man in this world cares their car like a baby. If anything is wrong with the car means, Oh my god! That is it for the guys. Above all, if the car doesn't start means the feelings of an automobile lover cannot be expressed.

We people, nowadays, face some starter problems in our car, that acts as a hurdle for our get set go! However, our car won’t tell us that I cannot start for some time or I have a starter problem or guide us to fix the starter problem. Here, we are going to show the procedure to diagnose and replace a starter effectively.

Diagnose and Replace a Starter Effectively

I am going to share you the step by step instructions that can make you diagnose your car as well as to replace the starter in it. A few years ago, I faced this critical issue in my car. Of course, it is a common issue faced by the car users around the world.

Thus, let us get into the step by step methods to diagnose and to replace your car starter effectively.

A bad starter can also stand as a hurdle for your car to start. So, let us diagnose the starter then we shall move on to the next steps.

Diagnosing the Starter

First of all, disconnect the car battery from your car. To disconnect your car battery, utilize a suitable dimensioned socket wrench or hand to untie the nut, which protects the cable of the negative side of the battery.

Diagnosing the Starter

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One more thing is that you need not remove the nut completely out of the battery terminal. Importantly, make sure that the cables should not get in touch with the battery as while you are working. It is highly advisable to disconnect your battery while working with the electrical stuff in your car.

For a comfortable working position with the starter in your car, you can jack up your car. The jack up can provide you the necessary safety with regards to the damage that cause while working in your car starter. Ensure that your car has a good elevation from the ground level.

After setting all your necessary positions, search for the locator in your car. The starter is easy to locate. It runs near the wire that is running from the fuse or the battery box. It looks like a large cylinder devoted to a small cylinder.

In case you couldn’t find your starter, the best way to find it out is your user manual given while purchasing your car. The smaller cylinder combined with the started is called the solenoid.

Now you should disconnect the wire that runs from the solenoid. To disconnect the solenoid, you need to clip off your wires in some vehicles. In some vehicles, either you need to untie the screw, or you should loosen the bolts.

The maximum number of starters holds two retentive bolts, which grips the starter and lies near the transmission. To remove the bolts, use the appropriate removers such as accurate sized bolt removers. Make sure that you use the exact size while removing the bolts. While removing the bold, you may have a need to pull the starter with some force.

The procedure that I am instructing covers your safety as well as a good accuracy in results. Now we shall get into the next step. Our next step is to replace the starter from your car. Let's join the step by step instructions to install the new starter in your car.

Installing a New Starter

The first thing that you should follow while installing the new starter is to compare the new starter with the old starter. This procedure is to make sure the size of the bolts with the previous starter and the new starter.

The comparison of the previous starter and the new starter should be conducted because, if the starters are not identical then, the new starter won't fit in your car. The bolts, the retainer bolts should exactly be the same, if not, then you have to get a new starter for your vehicle.

The next step that you should take is to move the new starter to the place where we had the old starter. In some vehicle, you have to place it above the engine, in some vehicle you have to place your new starter below the engine. So, it depends on the vehicle you have.

To fix it, you obviously need some support. Ask your friend to hold the new starter in the same position, while the mean time you can screw up the bolts for the starter for a firm fixation. When you are about to fix, you have to adjust the cables around or near the engine.

After adjusting the cables around the engine, place the starter in the place where you ought to fix the new starter. As said before, you will need some person’s assistance. Confirm that you have a firm fixation over the bolts with regards to your new starter.

Due to the vibration of the engine, your bolts may get loose out. So, carefully tighten the bolts that act as a vibrant proof. The next step you should take is to reconnect all the disconnected wires that we previously disconnected to remove the previous starter.

If you come across with any quires to connect the starter solenoid, don’t worry. Just refer your user manual. Once you have connected the solenoid starter with the proper wirings and everything that is needed, you have connected the battery wires back to its original position.

Installing a New Starter

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After connecting everything and you can still find that your vehicle didn’t start, here I give you another solution. Check the battery's charge level. Sometimes, the vehicle cannot start if it doesn't have the sufficient charge. Thus, recharge your car battery and give a try.

Though you charged your battery, still you couldn’t find your car engine to start. Then shook around the cables that you have connected all the cables correctly and plugged. Once checked, make an attempt in starting your engine. If that doesn’t work, it’s fine, no worries. Take a brush and clean all the dirt near your engine, have a clean car engine.

Clean the battery area, then give a try. If that idea doesn’t work, try using shim car starter. Surely you can hear the sweetness of your car engine.

Fix your car and enjoy your voyage with happiness. If any of this idea doesn’t work out, then there is some serious problem in your car. So, get your car to an expert.