Starter Archives - Import Car
Audi Stop/Start Systems

Stop/start systems are here to stay. As much as some people complain about them, others really don’t mind them, and even like the improvement in fuel economy. Audi first equipped some models with stop/start systems as a standard feature in 2013.  Just by looking at the starter, alternator or transmission, it is difficult to determine

Handling A Car That Won’t Start (Video)

Automatic start-stop systems are putting more stress on the starter and battery. Sponsored by The Group Training Academy.

Starter Diagnosis: Should You Replace It, Or Not? (VIDEO)

A large amount of starters are replaced due to misdiagnosis. This video is sponsored by The Group Training Academy.

Diagnostic Solutions: Using The ‘Systems’ Approach To Starting Problems

Good examples of systems logic occur each September when I serve as a technical advisor for a church-sponsored single mom’s car care clinic. We sometimes, for example, accidentally bump hidden cranking “disable” switches installed by suspicious ex-husbands or encounter engines with bad fuel pumps that will start only by spraying a liberal dose of starting fluid into the air intake.

Remy Adds New Part Numbers To Starter And Alternator Lines

New alternator part numbers have been added for domestic and import nameplate vehicles, including Ford F-150; Pontiac Vibe; Toyota Camry, Corolla, Matrix and Scion; Dodge Charger and Durango; Jeep Cherokee; and Ram. In addition, remanufactured alternator coverage has been added for Suzuki Grand Vitara.

Bosch Expands Braking, Starters, Alternators And Engine Air Filter Product Lines To Cover More Than 46M Vehicles

The new SKUs cover more than 46 million vehicles in operation in the U.S. and Canada, offering OE fit, form and function for select vehicles needing replacement engine air filters, starters, alternators or brake pads.

Carquest Starters And Alternators At Advance Professional

Carquest Starters and Alternators, available exclusively from Advance Professional and Carquest, are a triple tested, quality product designed to meet or exceed OE specifications.

Bosch’s Automotive Tradition Division Relaunches Starter For The Iconic BMW M1

When the BMW M1 entered the market in 1978, its maximum speed of about 260 km/h made it the fastest serial vehicle that was produced in Germany.

100 Years Of Bosch Starter Motors

A century ago, in March 1914, Bosch presented its first electric starter motor for automobiles. This marked a giant leap forward in automotive electrification, which would make driving safer and more comfortable. Electric starter motors were a great relief for motorists of the day.

Cold Weather Diagnostics: Modules Go Down With The Temperature

The subject vehicles were 2002-2006 Ford trucks – the first was a 2002 Ford F-150 with a 5.4 liter, second was a 2006 Lincoln Navigator with a 4.6 liter and finally a 2004 Ford F-250 with a 5.4 liter engine. All of the customer complaints with these vehicles were the same: “The vehicle will not crank/start when cold.”

ACDelco Adds Professional Remanufactured Alternators, Starters

ACDelco has released an additional 143 Professional remanufactured alternator and starter part numbers covering 1992-2012 models from GM, Toyota, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Nissan and other manufacturers.

VW Tech Tip: No Start/No Crank On Jetta’s Keyless Start System

The customer may state that the engine cranks intermittently or will not crank. This condition may be more evident when the engine is hot. This may be caused internally when the steering column electronic systems control module – J527- fails, causing Terminal 50 to not energize high, which results in a no-crank condition. Models affected: 2005-’07 Jetta (A5) and 2006-’07 Rabbit and GTI (A5).