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An internal combustion engine is a machine that converts thermal energy into mechanical energy through a series of small controlled explosions that occur internally (hence, the term ‘internal combustion’). Internal combustion engines come in many different configurations, capacities, layouts, and power output levels. There are simple 2-stroke engines that produce as little as 2 horsepower up to massive turbodiesel engines that make anywhere from 500 to over 1,000 horsepower. Regardless of configuration, layout, and power output, an internal combustion engine requires to be cranked in order to start the combustion process. An electric starter motor was invented as a convenient alternative to hand-cranking or hand-starting the engine which, at times, was exhaustive and inefficient. Much as your car’s or truck’s engine has a starter, starters are also available for lawn and garden equipment such as lawn mowers, wood chippers, garden tractors, and other gas-powered small engines. For 2 and 4-stroke engines in lawn mowers, golf carts, seeders and spreaders, and recreational vehicles like go-karts, Discount Starter & Alternator is your source for brand new, OEM-quality aftermarket starters and starter motors. Browse our extensive online inventory for replacement starters for John Deere tractors, Briggs & Stratton engines, Yanmar engines, and other leading engine manufacturers including Husqvarna, Mahindra, New Holland, Toro, and more.

Before you replace your starter, try testing first it to make absolutely sure that it can be salvaged. We'll show you how. Learn how to bench test a standard starter, a single post starter with Bendix drive, and starters without solenoids.