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Top 10 Changes to Stop/Start Vehicles, Part 7: Starter

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It's Feature Friday! Our continued series is about the, 'Top 10 Changes to Stop/Start Vehicles.' This is the 7th installment of a 10-part series.

Part 7: Starter

‘High-end stop/start systems use a large generator/motor combo between the engine and transmission to turn the engine and generate power. But, the majority of systems are using a starter that looks a lot like a conventional starter.

These starters operate the same way but with some critical internal differences. The first thing you will notice is that the gear on the starter is larger and the gear reduction system is lower. This allows the starter to turn slower, which reduces wear on the brushes and bearings. Also, the armature and bushes are upgraded to improve the longevity of the starter.’

- ImportCar, June 2019 & photo from ImportCar

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