What are Signs of Starter Problems?

When a car won't turn over in the morning, it's often the battery that gets the blame. Many times, battery problems are the reason that a car won't start. However, the starter might be the problem. One indication of a starter malfunction is called freewheeling. This means that the starter gear and the flywheel are not connecting.

Another indication of a starter problem is smoke produced when you try to start your vehicle. If there is an electrical short in the starter motor, you may see smoke and experience a bad smell. Grinding sounds when you try to start the car are indicative of starter problems. Any noise that is out of the ordinary when you try to start your car should be investigated.

If you live in Chico, CA or the surrounding area, contact Courtesy Volvo Cars of Chico if you suspect that you may have starter problems with your car. The service department can diagnose and repair the problem.

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