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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

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Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
This mechanic is awesome. He comes in on time even calling me the day of the appointment to confirm his arrival time. He did a very good job in fixing the problem of my car not starting up and went to the extent of explaining to me what causes the issue and why. a A replacement comes also in handy and work within the committed work frame. Very friendly and accommodating to questions while working in my car. Very often you see a mechanic that you feel comfortable taking care of your car. Highly recommended.
Highly recommend Raul as mechanic. Very personable, professional, gets the job done in a timely fashion, demonstrated expertise with Toyotas.

Tomas

11 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
11 years of experience
He did the repir quickly

Alfred

11 years of experience
319 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Alfred is great. He showed up early and was able to get everything done in under an hour. I will use him again in the future.

Chris

13 years of experience
103 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
My appointment was great ,the mechanic showed up on time .service the car and suggested Iservice that I would need in the future could not be more grateful .very professional too.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1057 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Very helpful and quick. I was very impressed with everything. Thank you!

Damian

9 years of experience
389 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Great job, very professional.

Matthew

31 years of experience
600 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Quick and reliable service.

Chris

20 years of experience
1574 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Quick, fast and professional. I think I just found a goto guy.

Duane

23 years of experience
363 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Duane is a great mechanic!

John

18 years of experience
411 reviews
John
18 years of experience
John was wonderful. Prompt and totally efficient. My first experience with "Your Mechanic" and I'm delighted.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Blue Island?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Pontiac Montana $288 $207.56 $79.99 8% $315.06
2006 Kia Spectra $294 $190.26 $103.98 10% $330.01
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 $372 $275.98 $95.98 8% $404.98
2013 Audi A6 $732 $636.14 $95.98 4% $765.14
2010 Audi A4 Quattro $631 $423.26 $207.97 10% $702.76
2012 Porsche Cayenne $1660 $595.94 $1063.86 18% $2025.69

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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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