What Causes an Ignition to Fail?

When your vehicle won't start, it's not always the battery that is at fault. In older vehicles, the starter can be the culprit. Following are signs to look for when your starter is beginning to fail.

A grinding noise that sounds like the noise that occurs when you hit the starter right after turning on the ignition indicates that the gears may be worn out. A whining noise indicates freewheeling, which means the gear is not engaging the flywheel. Seeing smoke can mean that the starter has shorted. A starter that is soaked with oil or drivetrain fluid will also have a shortened life. Finally, a malfunctioning solenoid may prevent you from driving your vehicle in Montgomery, AL.

Our technicians in the BMW of Montgomery Service Center will accurately diagnose the problem with your ignition and correct it quickly. Stop by our facility today for a consultation and repair.

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