A starter is an electric motor, pneumatic motor, hydraulic motor, an internal-combustion engine in case of very large engines or other device used for rotating an internal-combustion engine so as to initiate the engine’s operation under its own power.
How an Automotive Starter Works – Know The Basics!
It consists of a powerful DC (Direct Current) electric motor and the starter solenoid that is attached to the motor and it’s also powered by the car battery. To turn over the engine the starter motor requires a very high electric current, which means the battery has to have sufficient power.
The solenoid is what takes the battery power and delivers it to the starter motor. It also pushes the starter gear frontwards, allowing it to mesh with the gear teeth of the engine’s flywheel.
In the video below, you can see an animation of the starter operation and everything you need to know!
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