Combustion engines in motor vehicles need starting assistance in order to run independently. The starter is one of the most important components of the starter system. As well as the starter, the system includes switching...
Combustion engines in motor vehicles need starting assistance in order to run independently. The starter is one of the most important components of the starter system. As well as the starter, the system includes switching devices and control units, cables and the starter battery. To reach the speed required for the engine to run independently with as small as possible a starter motor, the significantly higher speed of the starter is adapted to the engine speed by means of a ratio between starter pinion and engine ring gear.
The starter comprises the following assemblies:
In addition to conventional starters, various manufacturers offer starters for use in fuel-efficient start/stop systems. These start/stop systems enable reductions of up to 8% to be achieved in CO2 emissions and fuel consumption during urban driving (ECE15 test cycle). In real urban driving situations, savings can be even higher.
Some manufacturers also offer repaired starters as factory replacements. For repairs with fair value in mind in particular, this is an ideal alternative to a new part. Replacement devices are repaired using the very latest methods. All units are dismantled completely. The components are cleaned and repaired and all critical components are replaced. By means of the certified industrial reconditioning process, used parts are restored to as-new condition. By reusing parts and saving energy, replacement initiatives of this type make a significant contribution to conserving resources and protecting the environment. When parts are recycled, there is a reduction of almost 90% in terms of raw materials and 50% where energy is concerned compared with the production of new parts. As a result, CO2 emissions in production also fall.
Starters are maintenance-free. They are designed to last the service life of the vehicle. To avoid damage to the starter, the instructions provided by the vehicle manufacturer must be followed. As a general rule, the starter must only be activated in neutral and with the engine at standstill. Furthermore, releasing the ignition key immediately after the engine starts up will protect the starter against premature wear.