Starter repairs

Based in Cookstown in the heart of Northern Ireland, Mid-Ulster Rotating Electric's specialise in the repair of Starter Motors for both modern & classic vehicles as well as HGV, Commercial, Plant Machinery & Marine.

All completed starter repairs are tested and ready to go straight back into your vehicle. All makes of starters can be repaired.

Repairs are completed professionally to a high standard, with 98% of repairs completed same day.

As well as repairs we also stock a wide range of new starters, to find out if we can help with your starter problems or repairs feel free to give us a call on +44(0)28 867 65354 or using the online enquiry form.

Does My Starter Need Repaired?

There are a few symptoms that may help to determine if your starter motor needs repaired.

  • 1) When attempting to start the vehicle the starter motor can sound like a flat battery, the engine turns over slowly or not at all, sometimes you can see the battery terminals and leads smoke or get hot due to the high currents been drawn by the faulty starter.
  • 2) When attempting to start the vehicle you may hear a clicking sound from the starter motor.
  • 3) When attempting to start the vehicle you may hear a "whizzing" sound from the starter motor.
  • If experiencing symptoms detailed in suggestion 1) there is a few checks to be made before removing the unit as it may not be a unit fault.

    • Ensure the battery is good. Easiest test for this is to use a volt meter on the battery, it should read, around 12.6 volts. If it is as low as 12.2 volts then charge the battery.
    • If the voltage reading is okay you need to complete a load test. Not many places currently have a manual load testing machine but is vital to rule out a battery issue. When load is added to the circuit such as cranking the engine the battery may not be able to hold this causing symptoms that the unit is faulty. (We offer free battery checks if you are able to bring the vehicle or battery to us. To get an accurate reading the battery would need to be charged fully before testing.)
    • Check battery cables are clean and tight and in good condition. Bad connections can cause excess heat to generate which may lead to intermittent faults and potentially damage or destroy the unit.

    If you have eliminated everything else chances are that the starter is faulty.

    If you are local you can call into our shop and one of our colleagues will gladly assist in testing your battery with a load tester and digital reader.

    Repair Components

    Each starter motor consists of many components such as:

    • Bushes
    • Brush Sets
    • Brush Gears
    • Field Coils
    • Link Cables
    • Plunger & Contacts
    • Clutch Gears
    • Drive Pinions
    • Armatures
    • Solenoid Cap & Contacts
    • Solenoids