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Does the C Max Hybrid have a starter?


Best Answer murphy62 , 27 October 2017 - 12:39 PM

It does not have a starter or an alternator.  The engine is started using the high voltage battery and one of the electric motors.  The 12 volt battery is charged by a DC to DC converter connected to the high voltage battery.  I would expect the engine to start immediately if the climate system is set to auto and is on and it is cold enough to need heat.

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#1 OFFLINE   bdegrand

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 09:57 AM

I recently bought a C Max Hybrid and noticed the absence of the usual starter noise when turning on my car. It always starts without the gas engine, so I assume there is no need for the traditional starter?
If that is true, I also wonder how can I warm up my hybrid on those cold winter mornings since the electric motor handles the initial drive thus leaving the internal combustion engine cold?







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#2 OFFLINE   murphy62

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 12:39 PM   Best Answer

It does not have a starter or an alternator.  The engine is started using the high voltage battery and one of the electric motors.  The 12 volt battery is charged by a DC to DC converter connected to the high voltage battery.  I would expect the engine to start immediately if the climate system is set to auto and is on and it is cold enough to need heat.


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