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What are Safety Guidelines to Test the Starter Motor

Safety Guidelines to Test the Starter Motor

The only thing that complicates the testing of the starter motor is its location on the engine. Some vehicles have it hidden in the back of the engine under the Intake Manifold. Some vehicles have it right up front in view and with lots of space to physically access it.

It doesn't matter where it's at, these tests apply. Whether the starter motor has to be accessed from the bottom of the vehicle or not here are some safety guidelines.

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1.If you have to lift up the car or truck to access the starter motor:
   Use jack-stands to support the car or truck off the ground.
   Use safety glasses while working underneath the vehicle.
2.You'll need a helper:
   To crank the engine as you perform some of the tests.
   To help you perform the very important Voltage Drop Test.
3.When jumpering 12 Volts to the S terminal wire (circuit) make sure you don't short-to-ground your jumper wire.
4.Be careful, take all safety precautions and use common sense.

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