To replace a bad starter motor, first determine where the starter is located in the vehicle, and then remove the battery ground before removing the block assembly. If the starter is damaged, the ring gear connected to it... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

The best way to test a riding lawn mower starter is to use an ohm meter. This device determines the continuity of electrical currents in circuits attached to motors, cables and fuses. An infinity or OL reading means the ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Tools

Signs that the alternator is going bad include dim lights, odd smells, a weak or dead battery, unusual sounds, or a warning light. If the alternator goes out completely, expensive repairs are often the result, but these ... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance
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A starter relay, or starter solenoid, works by completing the circuit that brings electric current from a vehicle's battery to the starter motor of the engine. The starter relay can typically be located by following the ... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

To fix a motorhome that won't start, check for a drained battery, dirt buildup in the cable connection points, loose or damaged battery cables, a defective solenoid and a defective starter assembly. These are the factors... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

Replacing the starter on a Toyota Corolla requires unplugging the battery and starter solenoid, and removing the assembly from the transmission. The task requires basic mechanical knowledge and hand tools to complete. More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

A starter relay switch is an electrical component found in vehicles that completes a circuit between the battery and the starter motor when the ignition switch is activated. The starter relay isolates the ignition circui... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance