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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,984

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Dan

37 years of experience
730 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Excellent Service. Fixed my car in less time than I anticipate! I would recommend Dan to everyone.
Wonderful experience with Dan. Arrived before scheduled time. Very professional and experienced.

Richard

9 years of experience
448 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Friendly and professional. Took almost no time at all to complete job and explained what was to be needed in future. Thank you Richard!!
I used Your Mechanic on a whim, needed a new starter installed on my 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was stuck in my office's parking garage. I booked an appointment to try and avoid a tow truck taking my vehicle to a mechanic that would then attempt to rip me off. I was VERY satisfied and impressed with Your Mechanic and especially Richard's helpfulness, professionalism, friendliness and quickness. Richard showed up early, communicated the time he thought he would take to install the new starter, made sure it worked properly, and then did a quick check on my engine, breaks, tires, and other items to make sure they were in good order. He was done in less than 20 minutes, my Jeep started back up wonderfully and I was able to drive it home. Your Mechanic and Richard were extremely helpful and I will no doubt use them again for any future help I need on my Jeep.

Ricardo

12 years of experience
339 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
He was in time, respectful and professional.

Colin

25 years of experience
94 reviews
Colin
25 years of experience
I really appreciate Colin's tenacity. He worked on this car for 3 days; and finally diagnosed the problem as the starter. I think the job would have been completed sooner if he had the diagnostics sooner. Language could be cleaner???? __________ this and ______________that. Also, I believe he is to return Saturday at 1 p.m. When he does, ask him to bring a headlight(high beam)-which is also the parking light. We talked about his bringing a can of freon to load in the a/c.

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
Excellent technician, he goes over and beyond “the call of duty “. Very satisfied, no doubt I will use him again.

Duy

11 years of experience
69 reviews
Duy
11 years of experience
Knowledgeable and convenient

Patrick

13 years of experience
404 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
He replaced my starter in under an hour and gave suggestions for fixing further issues with my truck on my own. Super fast and very helpful!

Robert

40 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
40 years of experience
Robert is a Mechanic's Mechanic!! Called well before appointment time to let me know he was on his way. On time, very customer friendly and very, very knowledgeable in his trade! Just a great person and very efficient. Keep up the great job Robert and I will ask for him again!!

Tung

14 years of experience
283 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Tung showed up promptly at the scheduled time - VERY professional and friendly. The repair was completed quickly, and he noticed some other issues that would need to be addressed in the future. I think I've found my new mechanic.

George

24 years of experience
55 reviews
George
24 years of experience
I cannot not stop talking about it to my friends about how very pleased with the service I received, George replaced my starter and sparkplugs on my Toyota Matrix that would not start, also Identified another problem that was going on, a belt put another order in and took care of it. George was on time and took care of the job and had it up and running in a timely matter. Then explained all he done, and answered any questions that I had, made recommendations on how to maintain. He is professional, friendly, and patient. Cost was reasonable. Hats off to George, and his lovely wife,


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Dearborn?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Fiat 500 $347 $235.48 $111.98 9% $385.98
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2010 Ford Ranger $403 $322.63 $79.99 6% $430.13
2013 Audi A4 Quattro $423 $342.81 $79.99 6% $450.31
2009 Acura TSX $423 $279.33 $143.98 10% $472.83
2011 Porsche Cayenne $2025 $961.14 $1063.86 15% $2390.89

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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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