Toyota Car Starter Replacement – Houston

Toyota starter repair service Houston

Your Toyota Will Not Start But Your Lights Function?

If your car or truck won’t start but the lights come on, then it’s likely that your vehicle needs its starter replaced. If you’re located in the Houston area, call us for help.

Your Car Engine Won’t Turn Over But Has Power?

When dealing with vehicle starter issues, it usually takes an engine diagnostic. From starter to ignition to battery, there are numerous components in the ignition system, so finding the correct issue is absolutely critical.

What is a Car or Truck Engine Starter?

“A car starter is a powerful electric motor that cranks your engine in order to start your car. The starting system consists of the motor itself, and the attached solenoid. The solenoid is what takes battery power and delivers it to the starter motor. It also pushes the starter gear forward, allowing it to mesh with the gear teeth of the engine’s flywheel. A high current is needed to start your car, so your battery has to have enough “juice” to enable the car starting system to work properly. Most of the time, when a car won’t start and the battery is fully charged, the starter motor is to blame. Starters do wear out.” *


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Vehicle Starter Problems – FAQ

Understanding all the specific points of vehicle starter replacement and problems is not for everyone. Nevertheless, here are some of the frequently asked questions we get when a vehicle engine is not turning over but the battery is still good.

What’s the Price to Replace My Car Starter?

As car starter systems often vary from engine to engine, there is no set price for every brand or service center. When do you call us, however, please be sure to have your vehicle make, model, year, and trim level available. Even so, it will require a diagnostic to provide a cost estimate.

What Sound Does a Bad Car Starter Make?

Unfortunately, a faulty car starter will make a variety of noises. These can range from unmistakably loud clicking sounds to a high-pitched screech, or an unpleasant grinding noise to irregular whirring. Even when the battery is good, one may still turn the key and hear no sound at all. This is often because of the myriad components that make up a car starter system.

How to Tell if Your Toyota Starter is Going Bad?

When testing to see if your Toyota car starter is needs repair, every mechanic, factory-certified or not, should always begin by determining if the battery is dead. Typically speaking, batteries need to be replaced far more often than your Toyota engine starter needs to be replaced. This is easily done with a load tester or battery tester. If it’s working properly, it’s still possible that the issue is computer, neutral safety switch, battery connections, relay fuse, or theft immobilizer. As always, your go-to source is your Houston dealer service center. Short of removing and testing the faulty starter, a diagnostic typically includes a process of elimination.

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Sterling McCall Toyota
9400 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX, 77074 US
(713) 270-3900
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