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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

Rating Summary
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Chris

14 years of experience
232 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Polite. Prompt. Professional.
Great job. Very satisfied with work.

Gustavo

15 years of experience
44 reviews
Gustavo
15 years of experience
He made it on time and was friendly. Replaced the starter and fixed a fuse within less then the expected time frame.

Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe did excellent work. Very effective, efficient and friendly! A+

William

10 years of experience
27 reviews
William
10 years of experience
Very professional, showed up early to appointment, Very knowledgeable and the price was reasonable. Great mechanic.

Timothy

46 years of experience
200 reviews
Timothy
46 years of experience
Timothy was excellent. He showed up early and had my car running in no time! He’s super friendly and funny and he gets the job done quick. I highly recommend him!

Tomas

11 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
11 years of experience
great fast and does the job well.

Miguel

33 years of experience
238 reviews
Miguel
33 years of experience
on time very nice did his work very well i am very impressed with him and this company,all of my future work is going to be done by miguel

Victor

33 years of experience
97 reviews
Victor
33 years of experience
Victor was there on time and got the job done with no problems. Can't ask for much more than that!

Jose

15 years of experience
153 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Amazing job. I had my doubts when I looked into using YourMechanic.com but after the job was done so quickly and easily I will definitely use it again.

Roger

12 years of experience
25 reviews
Roger
12 years of experience
Roger went above and beyond to get me on the road! Had great communication! I felt like I was talking to a friend that definitely had my back throughout the process.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Allentown?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Allentown. Our mechanics in Allentown 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 Allentown.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chrysler Sebring $328 $183.98 $143.98 13% $377.48
2012 Ford E-350 Super Duty $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty $368 $287.53 $79.99 6% $395.03
2011 Mini Cooper $593 $480.81 $111.98 6% $631.31
2009 Audi A6 Quattro $552 $368.01 $183.97 10% $615.26
2012 BMW M6 $902 $701.86 $199.97 7% $970.61

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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.

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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