My Car Won't Start: Is it the Ignition?

Your car won't start, and you assume it's the battery. Before you visit the auto parts store, consider the ignition. Here are a couple of signs to look for to determine if that's the problem.

Do you hear a grinding noise when you crank the car? A worn out starter drive gear typically this type of sound. Ignoring it could make the problem worse by damaging the engine's flywheel. Another sign of ignition problems is trying to crank the engine but it doesn't connect, and you hear a whining noise. This is called freewheeling, and it means the starter isn't engaging the engine flywheel. Freewheeling could mean you need a new starter.

If it turns out your ignition needs service, Byers Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is ready to help. Stop by our convenient location in Columbus, and we can help you resolve your automotive service needs.

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