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Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Great guy awesome personality and super professional

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Jose is friendly, efficient and professional. Would definitely recommend to others!
No complaints. Jose was professional, efficient, capable, and knows his stuff. I especially appreciate that Jose was not "salesey." He just fixed my car. I like that. This was my first time using Your Mechanic. It won't be my last.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
458 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Very polite and quick service!
Excellent job!!

Charles

23 years of experience
33 reviews
Charles
23 years of experience

Colin

25 years of experience
94 reviews
Colin
25 years of experience
Colin is a great guy and very good mechanic the quote was correct he did the repair and cleaned up after himself I would definitely use your mechanic again thank you Colin.

Jonathan

33 years of experience
353 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Awesome great personality would recommend him to my friends

Michael

20 years of experience
77 reviews
Michael
20 years of experience

Clifton

28 years of experience
195 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
Excellent job

Bryant

10 years of experience
272 reviews
Bryant
10 years of experience
Bryant was very professional and personable. He knew what he was doing and finished the job quickly. A great guy and a great mechanic. Thanks Bryant!

Tommy

14 years of experience
7 reviews
Tommy
14 years of experience
Thank you for your hard work.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Clearwater?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 $398 $302.38 $95.98 7% $431.38
2015 Ram 1500 $230 $133.61 $95.98 12% $262.61
2006 Toyota RAV4 $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 $837 $677.50 $159.98 6% $892.50
2013 Audi A8 Quattro $1299 $659.04 $639.92 14% $1519.04
2004 Jaguar X-Type $257 $177.28 $79.99 9% $284.78

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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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