Starter Archives - Brake & Front End
Handling A Car That Won’t Start (Video)

Automatic start-stop systems are putting more stress on the starter and battery. Sponsored by The Group Training Academy.

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 under-hood temps, increased power demands and vibration can damage alternators or starters. Sponsored by ACDelco.

Bosch Expands Braking, Starter, Alternator And Fuel Pump Product Lines

The new SKUs cover more than 145.36 million vehicles in operation in the U.S. and Canada.

Bosch Expands Aftermarket Product Lines With 24 New Part Numbers

Additions made to the braking, rotating machine, spark plug and fuel pump product lines.

100 Years Of Bosch Starter Motors

A century ago, in March 1914, Bosch presented its first electric starter motor for automobiles. This marked a giant leap forward in automotive electrification, which would make driving safer and more comfortable. Electric starter motors were a great relief for motorists of the day.

Cold Weather Diagnostics: Modules Go Down With The Temperature

The subject vehicles were 2002-2006 Ford trucks – the first was a 2002 Ford F-150 with a 5.4 liter, second was a 2006 Lincoln Navigator with a 4.6 liter and finally a 2004 Ford F-250 with a 5.4 liter engine. All of the customer complaints with these vehicles were the same: “The vehicle will not crank/start when cold.”

ACDelco Adds Professional Remanufactured Alternators, Starters

ACDelco has released an additional 143 Professional remanufactured alternator and starter part numbers covering 1992-2012 models from GM, Toyota, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Nissan and other manufacturers.

VW Tech Tip: No Start/No Crank On Jetta’s Keyless Start System

The customer may state that the engine cranks intermittently or will not crank. This condition may be more evident when the engine is hot. This may be caused internally when the steering column electronic systems control module – J527- fails, causing Terminal 50 to not energize high, which results in a no-crank condition. Models affected: 2005-’07 Jetta (A5) and 2006-’07 Rabbit and GTI (A5).

Diagnostic Solutions: Nissan Pathfinder Wouldn’t Crank

Recently, an old customer called to tell me his 1988 Nissan Pathfinder “fishing wagon” wouldn’t crank. The Pathfinder’s battery was less than one year old and passed a preliminary conductance test with flying colors. The Pathfinder’s starter activation system is typical for many import vehicles of this vintage. In the manual transmission version, the ignition switch supplies power to the clutch switch relay windings when in the crank position.

Remy Expands Light Duty Coverage

Remy International Inc., manufacturer of Delco Remy heavy-duty starters and alternators, as well as Remy light-duty starters and alternators, has expanded coverage of its light-duty aftermarket line by adding many late-model part numbers and a new direct-fit pulley program.

Diagnostic Dilemmas: Solving Starter And Alternator Problems

The starter “solenoid” is actually a combination of an electric relay and solenoid. The relay portion electrically connects the starter armature to the battery. The solenoid portion mechanically engages the starter’s drive pinion with the engine’s flywheel gear.