Automotive Starting System Operation and Schematic Diagnosis

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Automotive Starting System Operation and Schematic Diagnosis

Work like a Detective to Quickly Narrow Down the Possible Causes of an Electrical Problem

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon Steven Liguori

architecture icon Automotive Design,Electrical Engineering,Electrical Circuits,Online Education,Teaching & Academics


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Course Description

This Course focuses on teaching beginner students, intermediate students and do-it-yourselfers to understand automotive starting system operation and electrical schematics. Steve simplifies the concepts and explains a process that can promote quick and accurate diagnostic results.

By taking this course, students will be able to understand and narrow down the potential causes of starting system problems.  For new technicians, practicing what is taught in this program can consistently decrease the time it takes them to diagnose electrical faults.

While the course focuses mainly on starting system schematics, the diagnostic principles and procedures taught here can also be applied to other automotive electrical systems.  Although not required to benefit from this course depending on your experience, it is recommended that my beginner and intermediate electrical schematic diagnostic courses be completed First Before taking this course.

Of course, if you are going to be doing any work yourself on a car, make sure you are comfortable that you have the hands-on skills to do so.  The course explains the foundation material necessary to understand and diagnose many basic and intermediate starting system schematics.  The more you practice what is taught in this course and apply the process to different wiring diagrams on your car, the more comfortable and proficient You will become.


What will you learn in this course:

  • Learn to Eliminate the Possible Causes of Basic Starting System Faults Using a Proven Diagnostic Process
  • Understand Basic and Intermediate Level Starting System Schematics
  • Understand Basic Starter Motor Purpose and Major Components


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Anyone, even those with no electrical experience can learn from this starting system course however:
  • I recommend taking my 'Do it Yourself - Automotive Electrical Diagnosis - Beginner' course first. 
  • I suggest taking my 'Do it Yourself - Automotive Electrical Diagnosis - Intermediate' course second.
Automotive Starting System Operation and Schematic Diagnosis


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Welcome and Introduction
1 Lectures
  • play icon Welcome and Introduction 01:49 01:49
Starting System Basics
3 Lectures
Understanding Starting System Schematics
5 Lectures
Starting System Diagnostics
4 Lectures
More Complex Schematics
4 Lectures
Additional Information that can Help Speed up Diagnosis
3 Lectures

Instructor Details

Steven Liguori

Steven Liguori

Peace Be the Journey!

Steve is an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified master automotive technician for over 35 Years. Back in the day, he was the 'go to' guy for vehicles that no one else could fix, as well as a shop foreman and instructor of fellow technicians. After 26 years specializing in diagnosing electrical and electronics systems, Steve made the move to become an automotive instructor and spent the next 10 years at an automotive technical school in New York. There he received a recognition award as a top instructor. 

Steven Liguori brings to the table an unprecedented passion for teaching. Years of coaching new and experienced students have given him the understanding of what struggling students need most: clear explanations of the information that will lead them to the success they are looking for. Steve teaches in a way that lets the students realize that 'they can do this', not how hard it is. He is passionate about teaching and takes pride in every light bulb he can turn on.

Steve offers online courses in automotive, electrical, and electronics. 

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mohammad yeahia

very nice course and everything explained very nicely


Tony Fernandes

This course is excellent and includes a wealth of information for the student. Well recommended by me as a foundation course

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