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Diagnostic Procedures For Stop/Start Systems

Stop/start technology is more than just a switch wired to the brake pedal and starter.

Starters & Alternators – Tips For Diagnostics

Here are 4 tips to follow when replacing starters and alternators.

Starter Diagnosis: Should You Replace It, Or Not? (VIDEO)

A large amount of starters are replaced due to misdiagnosis. This video is sponsored by The Group Training Academy.

VIDEO: ACDelco Starter And Alternators

High underhood temps, increased power demands and vibration can damage alternators or starters. Sponsored by ACDelco.

WAI Releases Complete Line Of Starters

WAI Global features its complete line of starters ideal for automotive.

Leece-Neville Offers School Bus Starters, Alternators

IdlePro and IdlePro Extreme alternators, and PowerPro Extreme 5 starters, are designed specifically for school buses.

VIDEO: Modern Starters And Diagnostic Hammering

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.

VIDEO: Low-Oil No-Crank Condition Diagnostics

Andrew Markel explains the components to consider in order to properly diagnose a low-oil no-crank condition. Sponsored by DENSO.

VIDEO: Diagnosing The Starter With A Voltage Drop Test

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.

Motorcraft Announces New Line Of Starters

The simplified product lineup now provides coverage for most Ford and Lincoln vehicles with fewer part numbers.

Origins of the ‘Bendix’ starter

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

Bendix starter
Avoid Alternator Returns, Make Peace With Your Parts Suppliers

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

Alternator failures