Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Cypress.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Number of Reviews

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Tien

21 years of experience
892 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Very professional, knowledgeable both import and domestic vehicle, answered many of my question about vehicle troubleshooting, i will recommend everybody and family for hiz excellent knowledgeable professional.

Patrick

13 years of experience
402 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Very professional.

Francisco

8 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
8 years of experience
Excellent service!!

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff is very professional in his approach. When he had a bolt that was very difficult to remove, he did not give up. I felt very comfortable leaving the car in his hands. The starter was the problem and he replaced it and now the car starts up like a dream.

Collins

10 years of experience
114 reviews
Collins
10 years of experience
Effective, efficient and on time.

David

8 years of experience
110 reviews
David
8 years of experience
This was my first experience with your mechanic and I am very satisfied. David was great and I highly recommend him. I will definitely be calling them in the future for any mechanical issues. Thank you for sucha great service David!!

Tabitha

15 years of experience
189 reviews
Tabitha
15 years of experience
Quick response and very knowledgeable.

Justin

14 years of experience
87 reviews
Justin
14 years of experience
good! justin great guy and on time, good worker

Kenneth

18 years of experience
487 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Great.

Todd

11 years of experience
42 reviews
Todd
11 years of experience
Todd was great. Very professional and helpful. He came early or on time to each appointment he scheduled with me. I'm very happy with Todd and his work. Thanks Todd!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Cypress?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 GMC Canyon $745 $352.93 $391.95 15% $879.68
2012 Honda Pilot $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer $707 $371.38 $335.95 14% $822.88
2013 BMW 528i $569 $408.88 $159.98 8% $623.88
2004 BMW 320i $765 $413.53 $351.95 13% $886.53
2005 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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