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5/5

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James

29 years of experience
481 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Very Good Service
He came to the door I handed him the keys, gave a signature, and THAT was all I need do. James is so competent and reliable I never worry when he's on the job!

Chris

20 years of experience
1615 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Very accommodating with fixing our car that wouldn’t start on the same day that we signed up for despite a busy schedule. He was knowledgeable, friendly and took the time to answer our questions. Looking forward to working with him on future car issues!
Chris does a great job each time. I trust him with my family's cars. Knowledgeable and great at diagnosing the problem, communicating what needs to be done and service options, and then lets me decide without any pressure.

Dante

34 years of experience
98 reviews
Dante
34 years of experience

Francisco

8 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
8 years of experience
Francisco was amazing! Quick, efficient and friendly.

Manuel

30 years of experience
270 reviews
Manuel
30 years of experience
Realmente se ve que es muy profeccional en el trabajo que hace y muy responsable y eso da garantia para Volver a contractar your mechanic en el futur lo recomiendo 100% GRACIAS

Keith

16 years of experience
279 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
Keith was quick and polite! Great service!

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
It was a busy day for Kiri but he showed up, replaced the starter, and got me back on the road. You can tell he knows what he is doing and is prepared to get the job done. He also has some interesting conversation. All around great service and I will be requesting him next time I have an issue.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
474 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Painless

James

28 years of experience
560 reviews
James
28 years of experience
On every count, James went above and beyond to not only take care of my current issue, but potentially diagnose future ones. There was absolutely no pressure and his attitude was accommodating and pleasant.

Jose

7 years of experience
3 reviews
Jose
7 years of experience
I will definitely be using his services again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Anaheim?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt $241 $161.43 $79.99 10% $268.93
2011 Toyota Matrix $270 $190.26 $79.99 9% $297.76
2006 Buick Rainier $714 $377.70 $335.95 13% $829.20
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 $1251 $1042.73 $207.97 5% $1322.23
2014 BMW 328i xDrive $712 $495.53 $215.97 9% $785.78
2010 Maserati Quattroporte $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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