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Tech 101: How a Starter Motor Works

Posted January 28, 2013 9:30 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: motor starter Tech 101

The topic of this week's U.S. Army instructional video on the principles of operation of an electric starter motor may already be a little more familiar to most gearheads than last week's power steering video - electricity seems somehow more graspable to car guys than hydraulics - but it never hurts to review the basics.

View the video on Hemmings.

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Re: Tech 101: How a Starter Motor Works

01/29/2013 8:37 AM

Interesting to see this without a solenoid. My old '36 Chevy had a "button" under the gas peddle that moved a lever to push the starter button. There was some other (now long forgotten, maybe vacuum? ) mechanism to disengage the button under the gas peddle after the engine started.

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