Warning Signs of a Bad Starter

When a vehicle is difficult to start, a low battery is often the cause. However, the starter on the vehicle may also be the cause. When a starter is malfunctioning or starting to go bad, there are some important signs that you need to watch for.

Loving Honda wants you to know that one of the main signs of a starter problem is a grinding noise when you try to start your vehicle. This is often a sign that the starter has worn gears. The gears may not be meeting properly. If you hear grinding in the starter, it is time to get the system checked out.

If the starter has a poor electrical connection, you may notice smoke coming from under the hood when you start your vehicle. If this should occur, do not try to drive your vehicle. It is time for your vehicle to be towed for immediate service.

 

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