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can starter motors be tested to see if they are workimg before ordering a new one
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Question about Vauxhall Astra 1.7 CDTi 16v
Answer by katmandieux
Yes, they can. Any good auto parts store should be able to test a starter. The catch is that you have to remove the starter from your car and take it in in a bag, so to speak. However, you say you also have flywheel problems. There are teeth around the circumference of the flywheel that a gear on the starter meshes with when you start your engine. Often, when the starter gear teeth go bad they ruin the flywheel.