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Number of Reviews

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Art

23 years of experience
88 reviews
Art
23 years of experience

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff came out and put starter and ignition switch on my truck. Also found a horn fuse that was blown. Very good job!!!

Nick

12 years of experience
90 reviews
Nick
12 years of experience
Excellent job, thank you

Jason

21 years of experience
183 reviews
Jason
21 years of experience
Great job

Sam

13 years of experience
122 reviews
Sam
13 years of experience
Sam was great, he identified the issue and knocked it out incredibly fast. Was super courteous, would definitely book again.

John

19 years of experience
40 reviews
John
19 years of experience
Awesome. Experienced Toyota mechanic.

Demetri

25 years of experience
63 reviews
Demetri
25 years of experience
Demetris was professional, knowledgeable, and prompt it was like talking to a old friend

Leslie

12 years of experience
72 reviews
Leslie
12 years of experience
Everything went very well. Leslie was early, professional and completed the job in a timely manner.

Nathan

27 years of experience
260 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
Successful Replacement of faulty starter.

Patrick

13 years of experience
403 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Patrick did a nice job. In and out. Cleaned up work area. Thanks for getting me out of a pinch today.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Citrus Heights?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Mazda 3 Sport $304 $223.95 $79.99 8% $331.45
2005 Honda S2000 $349 $205.11 $143.98 12% $398.61
2008 Chevrolet Express 2500 $382 $302.38 $79.99 6% $409.88
2009 BMW X3 $684 $444.30 $239.97 10% $766.80
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 $460 $379.77 $79.99 5% $487.27
2014 Jaguar XJ $727 $647.26 $79.99 3% $754.76

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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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