A dead battery is the first thought when your car won’t start. However, if the battery is good, you may be that you have ignition problems. Here are a few warning signals the starter is starting to fail.
You may hear a grinding noise. This can be caused by the starter’s drive gear getting worn. You might also find the starting making a whining noise, but not trying to start the engine. This happens when the drive gear doesn’t engage the starter’s flywheel. When this happens, you need to get the vehicle serviced immediately because the starter likely needs replaced. If you see smoke coming up from the start, it’s likely the starter is getting too much power and overheating. When this happens, you need to get the vehicle to a mechanic on the back of a tow truck. Bring it to the service department here at Kelowna Chrysler Dodge Jeep right away.