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Number of Reviews

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Abdul

9 years of experience
411 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Abdul was on time, professional and did a great job replacing a starter in the car. I will definitely request his services again.
Got my car started back up I’m extremely thankful. Service was provided during allotted time. Cleaned by battery and created a report of services I need to complete next.

Jon

13 years of experience
21 reviews
Jon
13 years of experience
Jon was a pleasure to work with. He was polite, punctual and a total professional. He took the time to explain to me the problems with my vehicle and the steps needed to diagnose the problem. My car was sitting for a week due to a no start condition. I scheduled an inspection to diagnose the no start issue, and since I was in need of my vehicle, I was in dire need to get it fixed ASAP. I asked Jon if he could get my car up and running the same day. He said it should not be a problem and after a few phone calls to his associates and eventually the auto parts store, my car was fixed that afternoon and I couldn't be happier. More repairs/maintenance are needed down the road, brakes and such, and I will definitely use Jon again to work on my vehicle. So, thank you, Jon & thank you Your Mechanic for the great service and fair prices. You have a repeat customer who is completely satisfied!

Ejnar

27 years of experience
107 reviews
Ejnar
27 years of experience
EJ Showed up about an hour earlier than expected! Which was awesome as it a loud me to get back to work earlier! I had started the process of replacing my starter in my BMW 528. Got stuck and made an appointment through your mechanic! it was awesome we finished the job together in about 1.5hrs!!! Highly recommend EJ!

Joe

18 years of experience
126 reviews
Joe
18 years of experience
A++++++, thx

Javier

9 years of experience
30 reviews
Javier
9 years of experience
Javier showed up on time and was very courteous and friendly! He replaced the part perfectly and got it done quickly!!

Eric

10 years of experience
230 reviews
Eric
10 years of experience
Awesome

Tien

21 years of experience
901 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Very professional, knowledgeable both import and domestic vehicle, answered many of my question about vehicle troubleshooting, i will recommend everybody and family for hiz excellent knowledgeable professional.

Dave

21 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
21 years of experience
I'm glad I discovered yourmechanic.com. I see myself using your service in the future simply due to the convenience and your straightforward process.

Michael

14 years of experience
507 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Excellent service, very friendly and professional.

Attila

17 years of experience
454 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
You have a very personable contractor..Exceptional communication skills,showing honesty,delivering total compassion for delivering confidence in completing his job. He is a pleasure to work with! Thank you!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Arlington Heights?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 $314 $233.98 $79.99 8% $341.48
2015 Volkswagen Beetle $398 $302.38 $95.98 7% $431.38
2011 Ford Taurus $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2012 Mercedes-Benz S600 $681 $592.88 $87.98 4% $711.13
2015 BMW X1 $608 $408.31 $199.97 10% $677.06
2013 Jaguar XJ $727 $647.26 $79.99 3% $754.76

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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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