Starter Motor Repair in St Ives, Cambridgeshire

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Is the motor dead or merely making a clicking sound? Or is it turning but not 'catching'? It's likely that your starter motor will require rapid repair or even replacement to get your car up and running again. If you’re stuck on the drive you can employ a mobile mechanic, or get the garage to take a look at your car battery too to see if that is responsible for halting the engine.

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Top garages for Starter Motor in St Ives, Cambridgeshire (10 found)
Quattro-Tech
8 Jobs Completed
St. Ives
4.5 / 5

Quattro-Tech, located in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, is an independent Audi, Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda repair specialists with a dedicated team having more than 40 years c

One Stop Motorist Centre & Body Shop
Member since 05 February 2023
St Ives

"One Stop was founded in 1994 with the aim to promote customer confidence and relations through a high quality professional service. We at One Stop pride ourselves on b

M A Autos Wyton
Member since 05 February 2023
Wyton on the Hill, Huntingdon

"At M A Autos, we offer a wide range of expert car servicing and repairs.Although established in 2002, we have over 25 years of experience in the business.Our team is mad

Anderson Bodyshop
Member since 05 February 2023
Colne

"Anderson bodyshop is a car body repair specialist with state-of-the-art facilities to repair all makes and models of cars. Whether your vehicle has been involved in a cr

Binnie and Juggins
Member since 05 February 2023
Needingworth, St Ives

"Binnie and Juggins has been an established local business in the St Ives, Cambridgeshire area since 1976. We offer a friendly and efficent service both in your new purch

Vindis Van Centre St. Ives
Member since 05 February 2023
St Ives

"Vindis Van Centre St. Ives, part of the Vindis Group, provides full aftersales services in our expansive workshop at our retailer on Low Road, St. Ives. Services include

BOB EMPSON & SONS
Member since 05 February 2023
Cambs

"We are a family run business, celebrating 50 years this year we undertake all mechanical repairs, mot and bodywork "

ATS Euromaster Huntingdon
Member since 05 February 2023
Huntingdon

Here at ATS Euromaster in Huntingdon you will find a team of experts offering our customers a range of tyres and vehicle maintenance at competitive prices. We stock w

Purser & Luxford
Member since 05 February 2023
Huntingdon

Welcome to Purser & Luxford Purser & Luxford is your local family run garage in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire. We have been established for over 40 years, with custom

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Starter Motor Repair in St Ives, Cambridgeshire
Frequently asked questions
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What is a starter motor?

It is the component responsible for turning over or ‘cranking’ the engine to start the car. It is powered by the car battery, and battles both high friction and compression resistance to get your car up and running

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Where is the start motor located?

The starter motor can be found underneath the car on the driver’s side, it is just below the left cylinders.

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How long do starter motors last?

On average, a starter motor should function in your vehicle for 5 to 7 years. However, they can both die prematurely and last a lot longer than expected, often with no deciding factors.

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What are the signs of a bad starter motor?

To decipher whether your starter motor is faulty you can look out for these telltale signs:

●     A clicking noise when key turned on switched to start

●     Smoke coming from the car

●     The starter is soaked in oil

●     The engine just will not crank

●     A grinding noise when starting up

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How long does starter motor replacement take?

The process of removing a faulty starter motor and replacing it with a new one generally takes around 2 to 4 hours. The length is dependent on how easy it is to access and remove the part.

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What causes a starter to become faulty?

Occasionally it is simply age, as all starters will wear out overtime. Other causes include:

●     Incorrect connections

●     Faulty solenoid switches

●     Wiring issues

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Can you jump-start a bad starter?

No, jump starting a faulty starter will not spring it back to life as extra battery will not be enough to turn over the engine. Your starter needs to be functioning well to successfully crank the engine. 

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