You start up a Dodge with activating its starter and letting it deliver torque for cranking the vehicle engine. The process takes place as you ignite the ignition system which is operationally the first procedure in the vehicle's active performance. Technically, a Dodge starter is the electrical motor of Dodge's electronic system powered by the battery that turns the crankshaft before the pistons operate. It acts like a switch that makes the rest of the performance systems follow and complete the operational processes until the driver finally turns the engine off again.

The Dodge starter is crafted to convert electricity into mechanical energy, which happens in two stages just like how other starters for other vehicles basically do. In the technical process, the ignition switch is being turned on releasing a small amount of power from the battery which goes to the solenoid above the starter. By then the magnetic field which causes pulling force that brings the solenoid plunger forward is produced. Subsequent reaction of the attached shift yoke moves the starter drive, making the pinion gear mesh with the engine's crankshaft flywheel. After the plunger completes its travels, it will strike a contact, permitting greater amount of current to flow from the battery to the starter. Accordingly, the motor will spin the drive and turn the meshed gears so to provide power to the crankshaft and make every cylinder prepared for ignition. Right after the engine starts, the ignition is then released to break the starting circuit. The solenoid's magnetic field disintegrates and the return spring pulls the plunger back, making the starter motor to automatically shut off and disengage the starter drive.

As soon as the starter is activated, the forward movement of the solenoid plunger makes the shift yoke to move the drive which is situated in its opposite direction and engage the pinion and flywheel. The pinion is then locked to its shaft by a clutch that unlocks if the engine starts up, and the flywheel begins turning faster than its normal speed. For a moment, the pinion is allowed to spin freely so to let the clutch protect the motor from damage until the drive is retracted.

If by any case, your Dodge suddenly stopped in the middle of the road and after trying to turn on the starter again for several times but still didn't work, the problem may have been caused by weather condition. As we all know, these devices work on all conditions. During hot weather, starter heat soak can lead to deficient start-up. This might drive the Dodge starter to just make loose of the toll. On the other hand winter season brings higher possibility for the battery to get drained and oil viscosity to mess up starter activation. But things will surely get back to normal with high-grade Dodge starters provided by PartsTrain, the trusted online store for all kinds of Dodge replacement parts and other auto products for all other vehicle brands.