How to replace a starter?

02.15.2021 How to replace a starter? Before making a choice: to replace the starter yourself or turn to professionals, you need to evaluate your strengths and skills. Knowing where the engine starter is located is good, but not enough. After all, you will also need special keys, devices, spare parts for repairs. SAFETY Starter replacement cost is less important than safety. If attempting to perform work with the engine running or the ignition on may result in serious injury. Therefore, the first thing to do before preparing, re...

How to start a car with a bad starter?

02.09.2021 How to start a car with a bad starter? In the design of any car, a starter is used to start the engine. To ensure that the automatic car starter always reliably and reliably works, it is essential to regularly check its technical condition and maintain the entire vehicle EO system. Experienced specialists, car service workers know almost all bad starter symptoms and give some important and useful tips to start a car with a bad or poorly working starter.   Check the connections A bad starte...

How to test a car starter?

02.07.2021 How to test a car starter? A modern starter is an electromechanical device responsible for starting an internal combustion engine. Both mechanical and electrical faults can cause the failure of this part. A car starter is a reliable and durable part that, with timely maintenance and careful handling, can serve for many years without breakdowns and the need for repair. In most cases, bad starter symptoms can be noticed early. It will help to timely purchase a new part and install it on the vehicle.   ...

How alternators work?

01.30.2021   Work of alternators To power, the onboard network of modern cars, use two power sources: rechargeable battery and alternator. The first is used to start the engine, the work of some instruments and devices unwound the car, turn on the alarm.   Car alternators provide various systems and electrical equipment elements with the required amounts of electrical energy. Besides, US alternators, as well as their European, Asian, and other counterparts, are designed to perform the following tasks: ...

How long do alternators last?

01.29.2021 Alternator and how long alternators work?    Alternators are some of the most heavily loaded units used in the construction of modern cars. As a source of electrical energy for an ever-increasing number of consumers, car alternators, in the process of daily operation, experience increased loads, which leads to their gradual wear.   Why do alternators fail   On average, quality power alternators are designed for 120 - 150 thousand kilometers or 4-5 years of vehicle operatio...

What Do I Do With My Core?

05.15.2018 When purchasing a part from OBB Starters and Alternators, it is not necessary for you to ship us your core, or old part. You can bring your part to your local recycling facility for disposal or keep to rebuild and keep as a spare.

How to Change an Alternator Pulley

05.15.2018 When purchasing a new alternator, many come with a new pulley already installed. There are however, some alternators that do not come with a pulley or you may be using a pulley that is different than the one supplied. In these cases, you will need to use the pulley from your old alternator. The following are some points to remember when exchanging pulleys to prevent any damage. 1. Place your alternator in a horizontal position, not placing any pressure to the end of the shaft. 2. Using a hex wrench, begin to remove nut by placing it in the hexagonal hole. Remember, “righty tighty, lefty loosy“. 3. Some alternators use spacers, it is very important for you to ...

What is the rotation of my starter motor? OBB Starters

05.15.2018 This is by far the most popular question we receive. The answer is very simple – keeping in mind that each tooth on the gear has a beveled (slanted) edge. To determine your starter’s rotation: Point the drive of the starter away from you or pointed straight up as pictured below. (#1 pictured below): If the beveled edge is on the right (slanting from right to left), it has a clockwise or CW rotation. (#2 pictured below): If the beveled edge is on the left (slanting from left to right), it has a counter clockwise or CCW rotation.   ...

5 Tips Before Replacing Your Starter

05.15.2018 Tip #1:          Before purchasing a new starter, be sure your starter really does not work. You can test your starter using a load tester or voltmeter. Tip #2:          Check to see that your battery is fully charged and that your battery terminals are clean and tight. Check your battery cables. There should be no sign of corrosion or deterioration. Replace if needed. Tip #3:          Look at your...

The Starter Does Not Disengage or Cause the Engine to Start, What’s Wrong?

05.15.2018 To give a quick overview of the function of a starter motor, once the ignition switch is turned the driver is kicked out to engage your engines flywheel. Once the flywheel turns quick enough, it nudges the driver back into the starter motor and the starter motor shuts off. With that said, the first thing we would advise you to do is to make sure the starter motor is properly installed and lined up correctly within the engine. Check that all bolts are tightened. It should not be loose. Next, and also equally important, is to check and recheck your wiring. Are all cables tightened and in good condition? Chances are, especially with reinstallations, your wires are not whe...
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