If you are having trouble starting your car, it may be that the Starter Motor has some problems. To be sure, you can have it tested. However, the hardest thing in the whole procedure is to get the Starter Motor out of the vehicle and on to a test bench, as this is an off car test.

Typical Symptoms of a Bad Starter

Knowing some of the typical symptoms will help you decide whether you should remove the starter motor from the vehicle for a test. You most likely have a bad starter if:

  • Nothing happens when you turn the key to start the engine; the engine just will not crank
  • All you hear is just one click as you turn the key; nothing more happens
  • Make sure that you have a good battery. Either you have charged it fully, replaced it with a new one, or you have tried jump-starting your vehicle.