INFINITI car starters go by many names. One is self-starters; another is cranking motors. One of the commoner ones is starter motors. Whatever you call the one in your car or SUV, and whether it's remanufactured or new, how it works is the same. In short, it uses a dedicated motor and relay to "crank" (i.e., start) your engine. Remote starters do the same, though without turning a key; if you've got a smart key fob, you simply press a button.
However, what happens under the hood is a little more complicated. First, an electromagnet inside the starter's body engages, pushing out a rod attached to a pinion. The pinion contacts the flywheel, the starter motor turns, and the engine turns, pulling in the air and fuel it needs to burn in order to produce power and run. The starter motor then disengages, the electromagnet stops, the rod retracts, and the pinion decouples from the flywheel.
If your starter won't start your vehicle at all, though -- or, at least, it won't crank dependably -- most likely, it's because the starter's going out or it's gone bad. Fortunately, both the causes of starter failure and the symptoms of problems with a starter are pretty recognizable. Causes include damaged parts, rusted terminals, and loose wiring; signs range from the inability to start, even with dash lights and displays lit, to only being able to start in certain drive modes or gears. Even failure to jump-start, a smoking starter, or one covered in oil are symptoms.
If you're seeing any of these, you'll want to do a careful inspection. You can find the starter location by following the wire from your car battery's positive terminal to an opposite post, attached to a pair of cylindrical parts secured by hex bolts near the engine -- these are the starter solenoid and the starter motor. If you have trouble finding them, turn your key in the ignition, and have a maintenance professional or another do-it-yourselfer listen for a clicking sound under the hood; it'll make locating the parts of the starter a lot easier.
If, upon inspection, you determine that you need replacement parts or an entirely new starter, either way, you've come to the right auto parts store.
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Your brand designs its starters to work specifically with the model you drive, whether that's, say, an INFINITI G35 from between 2005 and 2008, an INFINITI G37 from between 2008 and 2013, or otherwise. So, they'll be your best choice for a project. You can order both starters and parts online, right here. Just be sure to browse our catalog by model and model year to get the right fit. We'll ship to your address on the double.
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