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Nazareth

27 years of experience
252 reviews
Nazareth
27 years of experience
Nazareth is very professional, the starter he originally installed was defective so he ordered another one and came back the next day to install it, that’s personal service
Nazareth arrived on time and did the

Horacio

38 years of experience
18 reviews
Horacio
38 years of experience
Thanks again for your help and I hope to hear from you soon and thanks again for all the help

Enrique

21 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
21 years of experience
Ricky was awesome!!!! Got my car fixed in no time. He was super professional, funny, and diagnosed the problem quickly. Definitely will recommend him to everyone I know and now have a mechanic I can trust.

Jeremy

20 years of experience
545 reviews
Jeremy
20 years of experience
This service is awesome! Jeremy is top notch! I have already started telling everyone! Thank you!

Joe

43 years of experience
809 reviews
Joe
43 years of experience
What a great mechanic....5 stars proved it!!!

Matthew

12 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
12 years of experience
Mathew was friendly and did a good job. I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again!

Jeremiah

22 years of experience
61 reviews
Jeremiah
22 years of experience
Jeremiah was very helpful. He took his time and evaluated my car to make sure that we had the proper diagnoses for the problem withy car. He got the job done & my car is running great. If highly reccomend him to anyone. Thank you.

Danny

11 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
11 years of experience
Excellent experience. On time and very personable! Work completed quickly and everything explained in a clear manner. Will use Danny again!!!!!!

Pardeep

21 years of experience
1022 reviews
Pardeep
21 years of experience
Will defiantly use him again.

Allen

36 years of experience
471 reviews
Allen
36 years of experience
Allen is great he knew what he had to do had everything ready I thought it was going to be at least and hour working on it but it was 45 mins tops but he was early then his appointment time which I loved. I will trust Allen again he got me back on the road, and for me to be a single mother he didn't scare me with prices he explained what I need to get done next and gave me a quote I told him I will schedule it soon and I hope I get him again Great Mechanic thanks Your Mechanic for Allen


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Altadena?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Ford Expedition $322 $242.38 $79.99 7% $349.88
2012 Nissan Murano $286 $205.97 $79.99 8% $313.47
2010 Chevrolet HHR $281 $200.72 $79.99 8% $308.22
2015 Mini Cooper Countryman $593 $480.81 $111.98 6% $631.31
2012 Acura RDX $373 $284.98 $87.98 7% $403.23
2007 Audi S6 $1399 $423.09 $975.87 19% $1734.59

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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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