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Joseph

31 years of experience
530 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Extremely knowledgeable and personable. Great work and would definitely book an appointment with Joseph again.
Joseph is warm-heart. He found something wrong with the starter of my vehicle and asked if I would like to make an appointment to fix. However, I would be not available until 12/30. Then he helped me scheduled a time later on 12/23. Due to the complicated mechanic structure of my vehicle, he spent two hours to get it fixed. Now my vehicle is working and I do not need to rent a car any longer. Really appreciate it. And thank you so much, Joseph.

Francisco

16 years of experience
65 reviews
Francisco
16 years of experience
Real honest guy and a good person and real quick service the best I had ever had hands down

Russell

32 years of experience
12 reviews
Russell
32 years of experience
Good job done! Showed up on time and finished a little earlier than promised!

Jeremiah

20 years of experience
61 reviews
Jeremiah
20 years of experience
He did not arrive on time because his appointments were back to back. He called in advance and set the time he would be able to arrive. Very helpful and fixed things quickly.

William

9 years of experience
21 reviews
William
9 years of experience
This was our first time using yourmechanic.com and we are very pleased! William arrived 10 minutes early, was polite and knowledgeable. Price was competitive. We will definitely ask for him again.

Clifton

28 years of experience
40 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
Mr. Clifton is a top rated professional mechanic. I will be requesting Mr.Clifton for other jobs. He showed up on time he was very professional and very patient on doing his job.Mr. Clifton is a 5 star Top rated mechanic! Clifton did an excellent job for me.

Chet

39 years of experience
438 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Excellent mechanic

Chris

24 years of experience
126 reviews
Chris
24 years of experience
Excellent thank you so much

Sam

13 years of experience
122 reviews
Sam
13 years of experience
Quick, proficient, polite. He did a great job!

Curtis

27 years of experience
157 reviews
Curtis
27 years of experience
Excellent work


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Allen?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Allen. Our mechanics in Allen are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Allen.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor $230 $150.27 $79.99 10% $257.77
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD $380 $299.68 $79.99 6% $407.18
2004 Dodge Neon $285 $196.83 $87.98 9% $315.08
2010 BMW 335i xDrive $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2013 Audi A8 Quattro $1168 $527.83 $639.92 15% $1387.83
2014 BMW M5 $902 $702.38 $199.97 7% $971.13

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Car Starter Repair Service

What's a car starter motor and how does it work?

The starter motor is a powerful, compact electric motor that will turn a car’s engine over at about 200 RPM in order to start the engine. The starter is at the terminus of a circuit that includes the battery, the ignition switch, a neutral safety switch, relays and fuses.

When you turn the ignition key to start, or press the start button in some vehicles, the starter circuit is completed and the starter will run. Most starters have a small pinion gear that engages a larger ring gear on the flywheel when the starter is powered on. The pinion gear turns the engine flywheel at about 200 RPM. Since the flywheel is directly connected to the crankshaft, all engine components will then turn in sync and the engine starts.

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When to replace the starter?

Starters are relatively durable but most will eventually fail in one or more of the following ways:

  • Intermittent operation of the starter. Starters can develop bad spots on the armature which will cause intermittent operation. This causes the starter to work sometimes and other times when you turn the key nothing happens.
  • Starter turns too slowly. Internal electrical and mechanical faults can cause the starter to draw too much current and in some cases the current drawn will exceed what the battery can supply. A consequence is the engine may not start as rapidly.
  • Unusual noises on starting. If you hear any type of grinding or other unusual noise while starting the engine, that should be investigated as the noise could reflect an internal starter failure or the noise could be due to pinion gear failure or flywheel ring gear damage.
  • Starter doesn’t function when turning the key. In some cases, the first symptom of a starter malfunction is a complete failure of the starter motor. This happens when you turn the ignition key to start the car, the starter motor does not function at all.

How do mechanics repair the starter?

  • If the starter is determined to be faulty, the battery must be disconnected prior to commencing any work. Once the battery is disconnected, the wiring to the starter is disconnected.
  • Starters are bolted to the engine block or the transmission case. Generally, there are two bolts. The procedure to access the starter varies across car models and can require removal, or lowering, of other vehicle components.
  • Once the starter is removed and a new starter is installed, the mounting bolts are tightened to the OEM factory torque specifications, the electrical connections are cleaned and re-attached to the starter and the starter is tested to confirm normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a starter problem?

Once a vehicle engine is running, the starter is not in use. However, if you know that the starter is malfunctioning or working intermittently, you may be left stranded if you turn the engine off and the starter doesn’t function when restarting the engine. Should you know or suspect a problem with the starter, it is best to have the problem repaired to avoid being left stranded.

When replacing a faulty starter keep in mind:

  • Prior to replacing the starter, simple diagnostic tests should be performed to ensure that the problem is a faulty starter versus a weak battery, faulty neutral start switch, or other faulty electrical component in the starter motor circuit.
  • Starters draw large amounts of current from the battery, much more than any other electrically powered device in your car. This makes it important that the electrical connections to the battery are inspected, cleaned, and tightened as necessary. Cables to the starter should also be inspected for corrosion and replaced as needed.

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