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Number of Reviews

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Wesley

14 years of experience
277 reviews
Wesley
14 years of experience
Even though i was not there for the appointment the people who were there said he was professional, quick, and he fixed the problem. I will definitely use your mechanic and ask for Wesley again.

Luis

17 years of experience
71 reviews
Luis
17 years of experience
Went straight into the problem and beyond. He is knowledgeable and can find the problem and solve it in times matter! He goes beyond helping you.

Junard

9 years of experience
82 reviews
Junard
9 years of experience
ok

Kim

22 years of experience
93 reviews
Kim
22 years of experience
He was great. Rediagnosed the problem and it was a way easier fix than I thought. Prompt, honest and good.

Al

20 years of experience
9 reviews
Al
20 years of experience
Al Williams is a very capable mechanic. He went right to work on fixing my Wife's car. His no-nonsense and professional approach is a refreshing reminder that "regular people" still exist. So, when the work was completed - which I thought to be in record time - I asked: "Hey Al, you finished quick!!" His response was: "I'm a mechanic. This is what I do. Been doing it for 20 years." Nuff said :0)

Barry

30 years of experience
31 reviews
Barry
30 years of experience
Quick, professional, nice....got me back on the road ASAP.

Richard

9 years of experience
448 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
First-time user of Your Mechanic and was very happy. Richard was very helpful and efficient.

Alex

13 years of experience
89 reviews
Alex
13 years of experience
Friendly guy, easy to work with. Did the job well and quickly

Edmar

20 years of experience
149 reviews
Edmar
20 years of experience
Great

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
137 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Great job will definitely ask for him again


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
2009 Volkswagen Routan $313 $216.98 $95.98 9% $345.98
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD Classic $343 $247.48 $95.98 8% $376.48
2013 Smart Fortwo $563 $474.72 $87.98 5% $592.97
2015 BMW 535i xDrive $771 $563.26 $207.97 8% $842.76
2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 $294 $214.14 $79.99 8% $321.64
2004 Ford Mustang $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97

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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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