As simple as car starters look, they are also fascinating. Long before they were invented, people would have to suffer a great deal turning the engine over with a strong hand crank. This was not just frustrating. It was also time consuming and tiring. Then the starter was invented and everything changed. All one needed was the ignition key to turn on the engine. Of course much has changed since the first starter was invented. What hasn’t changed though is the fact that the starter is one of the most sensitive car components. This is strange given the fact that most Porsche starters sell for less than $200. When they fail though, replacing them can be an uphill task. Labor costs can also go up. To avoid this, service your car from time to time. But before then, read on to learn more about why the car starter is so sensitive.
They Demand Alignment Precision
All Porsche ignition systems have distributors which are designed to align high voltage into the required firing. Without the alignments, the spark plugs won’t spark. This means the car won’t start. To that extent alone, the performance ignition distributor stands out as one of the most important components in your car.
They Need Relays To Function
A starter relay, otherwise referred to as a starter solenoid, is a small component that resembles a fuse. It is designed to switch high electric current to the starter motor. It must control and stabilize the current that runs through it so as to set spark and set the engine in motion. Its maximum capacity is sometimes hard to tell or distinguish from that of a transistor. But just like a transistor, a starter relay uses an electromagnetic solenoid to exchange current instead of a semiconductor. In some Porsche models, the starter solenoid connects directly with the starter pinion as well as the ring gear of the engine.
They Demand Seamless Flow Of Current
Note that all starter relays are basically simple electromagnets made of a coil as well as a spring loaded iron armature. This means that when a current is transmitted through the coil of a relay, the armature will be forced to move so as to increase the flux. On the other hand, the armature will be forced to contract when the current is switched off.
They Demand Energy
This is simple. When it comes to the starter and the car battery, everything boils to all or nothing. In other words, when you turn in the car ignition, the armature movement closes the pair of contacts that are designed to serve as the bridge between the starter monitor and the battery. But to ensure that the starter relay functions as it should, it must receive enough power from the car battery. Corroded connections, damaged battery cables and even insufficiently charged batteries can all prevent the Porsche starter relay from seamlessly receiving enough power to function. This means the starter won’t function at all. The car won’t then move. That is why you must first inspect your car battery level immediately you notice your car starter has a problem. The solution could be as simple as charging the battery.