Signs That Your Ignition System Needs Servicing

Here at Maserati of Wilmington Pike, we want you to be knowledgeable about the various aspects of your vehicle that should be serviced regularly. You may think, for instance, that your vehicle not starting is the result of a dead battery when it could actually be the ignition system. It is good to know some of the warning signs of a bad ignition system before you get stuck around Chadds Ford, PA.

The first sign to be aware of is a grinding noise when you try to start your vehicle. This sound is similar to the sound that is produced when you accidentally turn the ignition key after the vehicle is already running. This grinding sound is the result of a starter drive gear that is worn or not engaging as it should. If left unchecked, this can lead to a damaged flywheel.

Another warning sign that you should be aware of is freewheeling. You'll notice this sign when you crank the engine and the starter produces a whining noise. This is an indication that the starter gear isn't engaging with the flywheel. If this is occurring, the starter should be replaced as soon as possible.

 

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