Subaru car starter repair Houston

Subaru Will Not Start But The Lights Still Go On?

If your Subaru won't start but the lights function just fine, then maybe your vehicle needs a vehicle starter replacement. If you're around the Houston area, then call us now for assistance.


Car or Truck Not Turning Over But Still Has Power?

When dealing with car starter issues, it usually takes a standard engine diagnosis. From battery to ignition to starter, there are numerous components in the ignition system, so finding the correct issue is critical.


What is a Car Starter?

"A car starter is a powerful electric motor that cranks your engine in order to start your car. The starting system consists of the motor itself, and the attached solenoid. The solenoid is what takes battery power and delivers it to the starter motor. It also pushes the starter gear forward, allowing it to mesh with the gear teeth of the engine's flywheel. A high current is needed to start your car, so your battery has to have enough "juice" to enable the car starting system to work properly. Most of the time, when a car won't start and the battery is fully charged, the starter motor is to blame. Starters do wear out." *

Source: YourMechanic.com

(*Quoted content is for informational purposes and does not represent an endorsement of quoted source.)


Vehicle Starter Issues - FAQ

Understanding the specific points about car starter replacement and issues is not for all. Nevertheless, here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get when a car engine won't start but your lights still work.


How Much Is It For a New Car Starter?

As starter systems vary from engine to engine, there is no set price for every brand or service center. When you call, be sure to have your make, model, year, and trim level handy. Even then, it will need a diagnostic to provide an estimate.


What Does a Broken Car Starter Sound Like?

Typically, a broken car starter can and will make a variety of sounds. These often range from obvious loud clicking noises to high-pitched screeching, or unpleasant grinding noises to intermittent whirring. Even when the battery is fully powered, one might still turn the key and hear nothing at all. This is often because of the multiple components that make up a starter system.


How to Tell if Your Subaru Car Starter is Going Bad?

When checking to see if your Subaru car starter is needs to be replaced, every mechanic, factory-certified or not, should first begin with a battery test. Typically speaking, batteries need replacement far more often than your car's starter needs to be repaired. This is easily done with a battery load tester or multimeter. If it's working properly, it's still possible that the issue is computer, neutral safety switch, battery connections, relay fuse, or theft immobilizer. As always, your best source is going to be your Houston Subaru service center. Short of removing the faulty starter, a diagnosis typically includes a process of elimination.


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