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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Helder

30 years of experience
28 reviews
Helder
30 years of experience
Got the job done fast and taught me a few things in the process.

David

19 years of experience
107 reviews
David
19 years of experience
David was great. Gave me a great quote that was less than I received from two other shops. His schedule was booked for a week, but when I explained I needed my car for work, he came to my home at 9PM to complete the job! The car is running great, and at a great value. Couldn't be more pleased.

Junard

9 years of experience
82 reviews
Junard
9 years of experience
Very pleasant and profesional.

Christopher

23 years of experience
79 reviews
Christopher
23 years of experience
Will recommend to friends

John

18 years of experience
420 reviews
John
18 years of experience
John is great mechanic! He arrived before time and listened to my non expertise of what I thought was wrong with my truck. He diagnosed the situation and was able to fix my problem. Thank You John!!!!

Damian

9 years of experience
360 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Damians was great very nice and very kind would us him again

Phillip

17 years of experience
193 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
Awesome job! Phillip was very knowledgeable and also very courteous and pleasant! Job was completed quickly and Phillip answered all questions. I am a very happy customer! Definitely use him again!

Rusty

21 years of experience
352 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Was originally scheduled for a Thursday but parts did not arrive so had to reschedule for following Monday. Rusty called on Friday and said he had gotten the parts and could come fix the car so I would have wheels for the weekend! It was great that I didn't have to wait!!! Highly recommend!!

Kinder

19 years of experience
58 reviews
Kinder
19 years of experience
Good Job

David

9 years of experience
146 reviews
David
9 years of experience
David's friendly and no nonsense nature was a comfort because I needed my car working. He had everything he needed to get my starter replaced on my 2005 Trailblazer in a short period of time. Thanks David!!!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Cumberland?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Mitsubishi Outlander $380 $299.68 $79.99 6% $407.18
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 $254 $173.58 $79.99 9% $281.08
2006 Saab 9-7x $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2012 Audi A7 Quattro $913 $728.58 $183.97 6% $975.83
2015 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 $616 $408.31 $207.97 10% $687.81
2014 Maserati Quattroporte $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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