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5/5

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Victor

9 years of experience
195 reviews
Victor
9 years of experience
Great service. Left area very clean. Very professional.
Great guy and very professional! Replaced the starter on my 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee in about an hour. Showed up exactly on time and finished the work quickly. I absolutely recommend Victor and will be using him for all my cars from now on!

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
135 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Great job will definitely ask for him again
Nate, showed up made his evaluation and went to work. A Real Pro ! Also noted the last mechanic had procured wrong starter at first glance. It only took him 45 min to remove and install the starter. Great mechanic had all the right tools and torque wrenches. I would highly recommend this young man for any of my mobile repair needs. Great representative for My Mechanic.com. This was a great experience. Jim

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Fantastic experience definitely would use again
Great mechanic, knowledgeable and efficient. Will definitely​ work with him again.

Nathaniel

6 years of experience
26 reviews
Nathaniel
6 years of experience
Nathaniel was professional and got the car going again without me having to get it towed to a shop.

Ian

8 years of experience
79 reviews
Ian
8 years of experience
Knowledgeable, professional, quick

Mike

20 years of experience
90 reviews
Mike
20 years of experience

Anthony

9 years of experience
103 reviews
Anthony
9 years of experience
Very well spoken kind and time efficient. Works hard and works good. Great pleasure to have him help.

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
I can honestly say that you couldn't find a better mechanic than Ian. He could've replaced a fuel pump that wasn't broken and charged me twice as much, but instead he worked to find the problem, got a new part and repaired my car that day. He took the time to explain everything as well. Excellent service and very personable, would hire him again no question.

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
I only have great things to say about Lucas DeBarros. He showed up on time, finished within the proposed time frame, was knowledgeable about what needed to be done, explained everything to me in detail and made me very happy I called YourMechanic.

Gregory

29 years of experience
234 reviews
Gregory
29 years of experience
Greg showed up a few minutes early, went over the procedure with me and had the job completed in under 1hr. Highly satisfied and will use again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Chesapeake?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Suzuki Forenza $239 $158.54 $79.99 10% $266.04
2011 GMC Canyon $722 $345.56 $375.95 15% $850.81
2014 Volkswagen Jetta $403 $307.45 $95.98 7% $436.45
2009 Audi A4 $617 $408.81 $207.97 10% $688.31
2014 Audi Q5 $805 $620.76 $183.97 7% $868.01
2014 Jaguar XFR-S $849 $705.47 $143.98 5% $898.97

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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.

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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