Stop/start technology is more than just a switch wired to the brake pedal and starter.
Here are 4 tips to follow when replacing starters and alternators.
A large amount of starters are replaced due to misdiagnosis. This video is sponsored by The Group Training Academy.
High underhood temps, increased power demands and vibration can damage alternators or starters. Sponsored by ACDelco.
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Andrew Markel tackles the age-old diagnostic technique of hitting the starter with a hammer, and the obvious disadvantages to doing so on starters in modern vehicles. Sponsored by Denso.
Andrew Markel explains the components to consider in order to properly diagnose a low-oil no-crank condition. Sponsored by DENSO.
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.
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Every now and then you will run into an old-timer who uses the term “Bendix” in reference to the starter. You may think brakes when you hear this term, but there is some interesting history behind “Bendix” being used to describe a starter. By 1910, Vincent Hugo Bendix was almost bankrupt after the failure of
If the charging voltage is low, or the alternator isn’t putting out enough current to keep up with the electrical loads that are placed upon it, don’t automatically assume the starter or alternator is bad and needs to be replaced (unless you’re bench testing the unit out of the vehicle). Many times an alternator is