If your vehicle is not starting, it can be easy to assume that the cause is a dead battery. However, the problem could actually be your vehicle's starter. The following are a few warning signs that your vehicle's starter is going bad.

If you see smoke, this is an issue that should be immediately addressed. Smoke is typically an indicator that there is too much power being drawn from the electrical supply to the starter. You should contact a professional to have your vehicle serviced if you see smoke. It is also best to call a tow in order to prevent further damage to your vehicle.

Another warning sign that your ignition requires service is if you hear a whining noise when you crank the engine. This is called freewheeling. When this takes place, it means that the starter gear is not engaging with the flywheel. You should service your vehicle as soon as possible when this happens.



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