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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,855

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ALEX

21 years of experience
43 reviews
ALEX
21 years of experience
Quick and efficient - thanks

Phillip

17 years of experience
194 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
I very much appreciated Phillip's work and attitude. My only unhappiness with Phillip was that the quote for the work was greater then the one given. I understand the reason for this and probably would not have minded about the increase had I been advised that was going to happen. For his work and attitude i was very happy.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert came, he saw and he conquered. He arrived before time (while totally accommodating my schedule) and quickly ascertained the issue at hand. He was extremely friendly and I could he was amazingly professional as well. He had a superbly well stocked mobile shop with a motor running at the back of his vehicle which totally fixed my concerns that this was not going to patch job. Robert is going to be my go to mechanic from now on....and yourmechanic.com, you guys rock!

Duane

23 years of experience
367 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Came before schedule time and didn’t take long awesome

Chuck

8 years of experience
107 reviews
Chuck
8 years of experience
Informative

Robert

9 years of experience
20 reviews
Robert
9 years of experience
He is great. He double checked my car because I thought it was my starter. Turns out it's my battery cables and battery so I can get that fixed with him soon.

Victor

9 years of experience
190 reviews
Victor
9 years of experience
He did a great job!!!!

Sonal

15 years of experience
9 reviews
Sonal
15 years of experience
Sonal was very thorough and checked out everything and found out the problem right away. He came later in the afternoon and fixed the problem. Very nice to work with.

Jason

30 years of experience
128 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Would recommend to others of his professionalism

Ruben

12 years of experience
86 reviews
Ruben
12 years of experience
Ruben was fantastic—timely, professional, friendly, and kind. He took the time to explain things to me and went out of his way to make sure that I had all the right parts I needed.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Auburn?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Saab 9-5 $230 $150.38 $79.99 10% $257.88
2015 GMC Yukon $393 $297.29 $95.98 7% $426.29
2012 GMC Sierra 3500 HD $478 $326.43 $151.98 9% $530.68
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 $588 $388.25 $199.97 10% $657.00
2004 Cadillac DeVille $494 $317.81 $175.97 10% $554.31
2015 BMW M235i xDrive $795 $563.26 $231.97 9% $875.01

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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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