Yes we can. A starter motor repair or replacement is a simple job that can easily be done onsite. Blue Toro is manufacturer approved for all starter motor replacement and repairs on cars and trucks. And with more 5star Google reviews than any other mechanic in Australia, it’s no wonder more vehicle owners are converting to Australia’s most trusted and convenient dealership alternative.
The most common cause of any vehicle not starting (besides being out of fuel) is a failed battery. Batteries are designed to last for 35 years, so eventually need replacing. However if you vehicle fails to start it’s too easy for a mechanic or a breakdown service to replace your battery, take your money and run. So how do youknow if it’s the battery or the starter motor itself? The easiest way is to identify if there is any charge in your vehicle when you try to start. If you turn the key and your dashboard lights up and your power windows still work then your battery is likely OK.In this case it’s more likely the starter motor. If you turn the key and nothing turns on (or really struggles) and you hear a loud ‘click’ then your battery is more likely dead.
No. A jump start can be useful if you have low battery voltage. However if your starter motor has gone that’s it. If this is the case you will need to call a mobile mechanic to get you going again during business hours (this is when parts are available). Or call a tow truck to get you home.
You turn the key to start, and either nothing happens, or there is a single click, or a repeated series of clicks. This could indicate a wiring problem, however in most cases it’s the starter motor. If your starter motor has gone, it has to be replaced not repaired. And unfortunately this can only be replaced when parts are available duringtrading hours. You can try to jump start, or push start if you have a manual vehicle parked on a hill. If this fails you will need to call your local mobile mechanic who can easily replace the starter motor onsite. If you’re unlucky enough to have this happen outside of hours you will need to call a tow truck to get you home.
Occasionally you can start your vehicle successfully, yet hear a strange sound often like a grinding or whirring noise for a short while afterwards. This is likely to mean that the starter motor is still engaged and trying to continue to start the engine. This is not a good thing. If this happens your starter motor is likely at the end of its life andneed replacing. If you continue to drive, you will cause further damage, leading to more expensive repairs over time. Contact your local mobile mechanic who can easily fit a new starter motor onsite.
Your ignition switch is connected to the starter motor. Turning your keys in the ignition switch is what starts the vehicle. The quickest way to destroy your ignition switch is to carry all of your keys on the same keyring as your car or truck key. The extra weight creates a load on the ignition barrel, eventually causing it to warp and fail. This can be a costly repair that can easily be avoided.