Used Vauxhall Corsa Starter Motor

All used Vauxhall Corsa Starter Motor listed on are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. listed used car parts for Vauxhall Corsa are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.

About Starter Motor

A car engine needs to be rotating at a significant speed in order for it to start. The Corsa Vauxhall starter motor is a powerful electric motor which provides the power to turn the engine.  The Corsa Vauxhall starter motor works to provide enough power to get the car engine turning at the correct speed for it to start.

The starter motor is usually situated near the back of the engine, on the underside, where it can be bolted into position on the outer edge of the flywheel. The flywheel is a large cog, approximately 12" in diameter, which is connected to one end of the crankshaft, the main shaft inside the engine, which is turned by the movement of the pistons.

This powerful, electric motor is driven by the car's battery, and starts working when you turn the key in the ignition. It has a thick shaft with a small stubby sprung-loaded cog. When the ignition key is fully turned or starter button pressed, the power is transmitted via a solenoid switch to the motor. When the starter motor rotates, the sprung-loaded cog, due to its design, spirals out against its shaft spring and engages the cog of the flywheel. The starter motor then turns the flywheel, which rotates the engine via the crankshaft and the firing sequence is initiated and the engine starts. When the ignition key or button is released, the sprung-loaded cog on the starter motor disengages from the flywheel and pops back clear.

It is not uncommon for starter motors to malfunction. General wear and tear takes it toll on the Corsa Vauxhall starter motor and it will eventually need replacing. Symptoms of a faulty starter motor can include an engine which is really slow to turn over and no response at all or just a click or clunk from the starter motor when you turn the key in the ignition. It is advisable to have any problems looked at by a professional. When replacing the Corsa Vauxhall starter motor it should be compatible with the make and model of your car.

Vauxhall Corsa trivia

  • Famously, the rapper Tinie Tempah's first car was a Corsa. Other famous owners include the boxer Nicola Adams, and former Doctor Who Matt Smith, who sold his Corsa on eBay for £6,300 and donated the money to charity.
  • The Vauxhall Corsa was very nearly not the Corsa at all. Bosses at Vauxhall were a bit worried that the name was too close to the word 'coarser,' which has connotations that those in charge wanted to avoid.
  • Car prices over the last 25 years have inevitably gone up, but in the case of the Corsa, that price hike has only been around £3,850.
  • Corsas come in a vast range of colours, but the most popular in the UK is grey! It is estimated that there are currently just over 40,000 grey Corsas on Britain's roads right now.
  • Over the last decade, the British police have purchased 20,000 Vauxhall Corsas.