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Starter replacement at Ek Automotive in Edison Park

Starter at Ek Automotive

A car starter is an electric motor that powerfully cranks your engine that will start your vehicle. Your vehicle’s starting system consists of the motor itself as well as an attached solenoid. The solenoid takes battery power and then transports it to the starter motor.


The solenoid also pushes the starter gear forward. And this allows it to mesh with the gear teeth of the flywheel of the engine.

In order to make an engine start, that engine must be turned at a speed that allows it to suck fuel and air into the cylinders and then compress it.


Your powerful starter motor will do the turning. Your shaft carries a small gear wheel that will engage with a large ring around the rim of the engine flywheel. The starter is mounted low down near the back of the engine, in a front-engine layout.


Once the starter receives a huge electric current, it will draw through thick wires from the battery.

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