Auto Repair

Signs My Maserati’s Starter Is Going Bad

If your Maserati’s starter goes bad, you won’t be able to start the luxury sports car. Don’t worry. Lucas Auto Care can replace the starter in your Maserati or other European automobile when it needs it. We are going to list the signs that the starter is going bad below. Bring your vehicle to our shop at the first indication of trouble to avoid getting stranded with a dead engine.

Odd Pre-Ignition Noises

Sometimes, but not always, the starter will give you a warning that it is going bad by making a strange noise before your Maserati ignites. The noise will either be a clicking sound or a whirring sound. If you hear either of these noises and get the Maserati started, drive straight to our shop. If you ignore these noises, there will come a point when the starter will die completely and you won’t be able to get the engine started.

A Dead Engine

Few things are worse than being stranded somewhere with a dead engine, but a faulty starter can cause just that. Your Maserati’s engine relies on the starter for it to start, hence the starter’s name. Eventually, there will come a point when you won’t be able to get the Maserati started no matter how hard you try. The starter needs to be replaced in order for your engine to fire up.

Working Lights

It’s natural to think that the reason why your Maserati will not start is because it has a dead battery, but if the vehicle’s lights are working, this is not the case. Rather, the Maserati cannot start because the starter has died. Any time the lights work with a dead engine it’s safe to assume that the battery and alternator are fine because they are generating electricity.

Burning Odors/Smoke

Another sign that the reason why your engine is dead is because the starter has died is burning odors and smoke coming from the engine if you keep trying to start your Maserati. This is a sign that you have overheated the starter’s motor. Unfortunately, it’s best to quit trying to start your Maserati because it’s not going to start.

An Oil-Soaked Starter

Finally, you can expect to get about 100,000 miles or 10 years out of your Maserati’s starter. If the starter gets soaked by oil, however, it will die prematurely. If this happens, there is a strong chance that your Maserati’s cylinder block is leaking.

Call Lucas Auto Care in Cypress, TX, today if you are having difficulties getting your Maserati or other European automobile started.

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