On June 15, 1911, Charles F. Kettering was awarded a patent for an electric self-starter for automobile engines.
Andrew Markel shows how to voltage drop test a starter when there is a slow crank, despite the battery and starter having enough voltage. Sponsored by Bosch Automotive Service Solutions.
Vehicle: 2005 Ford Taurus SE, 3.0L Complaint: The customer says smoke comes from vehicle when starting. Cause: Confirmed the customer’s complaint and found smoke coming from the vehicle when the engine was started. Inspected the vehicle and found an unusual smell coming from the starter motor. With the ignition in the start position, used a