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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service in Chicago

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

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Rigoberto

9 years of experience
698 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Subaru Legacy - Starter - Chicago, Illinois
Rigoberto was brilliant! Fixed a misdiagnosis from a prior mechanic and saved us $500 in the process. Plus he's a really, really nice guy who is determined to get things right.
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Starter - Chicago, Illinois
Rigo showed to my house almost an hour early which was even better. He's very professional and courteous. Definitely hope to have work done by Rigo again.

Krystal

15 years of experience
106 reviews
Krystal
15 years of experience
Ford Taurus - Starter - Chicago, Illinois
She was very Nice and knowledgeable the starter was very hard to come off but she worked with it and got the job done
Infiniti G20 - Car Starter Repair - Chicago, Illinois
Professional. Stuck to her work and completed it thoroughly. Though I had never used this service before I am now a believer.

James

13 years of experience
17 reviews
James
13 years of experience
Acura MDX - Car Starter Repair - Chicago, Illinois
James was friendly and professional while replacing the starter to my vehicle on a particularly windy evening. He took the time to ensure the starter was the issue before replacing it, and found an issue with cables running to my battery I was unaware of and taped them up so they were safe and usable until I could have them replaced in the future. I was initially weary about using this new service, but after my experience I would highly recommend YourMechanic and James to anyone needing something fixed or replaced in their car!
Toyota Solara - Car Starter Repair - Chicago, Illinois
Excellent experience. James provided great communication, arrived on time, and got the job done. He was friendly and professional. I'd recommend him to anyone.

Alonzo

25 years of experience
41 reviews
Alonzo
25 years of experience
GMC Sierra 1500 - Starter - Chicago, Illinois
Very knowledgeable and helpful with upcoming issues that might arise during the inspection. Arrived on time and did the job in a timely fashion. Would highly recommend him.
Acura CL - Starter - Chicago, Illinois
Absolutely amazing mechanic! Very knowledgeable and professional. A great guy as well, doesn't BS you like many mechanics do.

William

16 years of experience
90 reviews
William
16 years of experience
Chevrolet Impala - Starter - Chicago, Illinois
William was absolutely fantastic! He arrived on time, was very professional. His extensive knowledge of cars showed in his work. He was quick and efficient. I will absolutely return to him. Thank you William!
Jeep Cherokee - Starter - Chicago, Illinois
William was great, he was print and knowledgeable about jeeps as he was driving the same car as I, and I had the utmost confidence that he was skilled in the job I had for him. The repair was quick and clean. I was quite pleased with the work done.

Frank

6 years of experience
106 reviews
Frank
6 years of experience
Nissan Xterra - Starter - Chicago, Illinois
Frank arrived on time and completed the job in about an hour (starter replacement) also recommended other services that was needed for my car great work..!

Vytas

6 years of experience
62 reviews
Vytas
6 years of experience
Hyundai Sonata - Starter - Chicago, Illinois
Vytas did a good and efficient job for us and we would recommend him to other patrons.

Jose

8 years of experience
41 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Infiniti G35 - Starter - Chicago, Illinois
Jose was great and a pleasure to deal with would definitely recommend him

Don

16 years of experience
63 reviews
Don
16 years of experience
Pontiac Vibe - Starter - Chicago, Illinois
Easy to work with, quick, and delivered service as promised.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Chicago?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Mazda 3 $404 $324.28 $79.99 6% $431.78
2004 Dodge Dakota $227 $147.29 $79.99 10% $254.79
2015 Chevrolet Suburban $401 $297.29 $103.98 8% $437.04
2015 Mercedes-Benz E350 $715 $594.83 $119.98 5% $756.08
2015 BMW X3 $637 $389.49 $247.96 11% $722.74
2014 Audi S8 $739 $554.54 $183.97 7% $801.79

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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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