Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Downey.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Chris

18 years of experience
401 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Chris did an amazing job on replacing my ford explorers starter. He was fast, friendly, and straight to the point. Even gave me some tips along the way and what to watch for. Highly recommend
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Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
Godwin was awesome!!!! So happy with his quick and friendly service! I felt he was honest and extremely knowledgeable. This was my first time using yourmechanic.com and I must admit I was impressed with Godwin and his service. I would definitely recommend!

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Rodney was prompt, professional and did quality work. And he was fun to talk with!

Theodore

14 years of experience
1088 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore is the best. I will be recommending him to everyone who needs car maintenance. 10/10

TJ

24 years of experience
341 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
Very friendly and patient.

David

11 years of experience
259 reviews
David
11 years of experience
David showed up early and I could see where he was on the map, so I left early as well. The work was fast and professional. The work was also within the expected time and price quote. David was friendly and knowledgeable. The website is great, too! For me, this saved a tow charge. Will definitely use again.

Aaron

27 years of experience
89 reviews
Aaron
27 years of experience
Awesome , will work with again ...highly recommed!

Duane

23 years of experience
376 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Duane did an fantastic job on my 2006 Honda Civic. Duane arrived on time at 7AM on Sunday morning. I was interested to see how long replacing the starter would take because the axel needed to be removed. Duane was able to do the job in the time that was estimated on the quote. Duane has a great character and easy going attitude. I give Duane 5 stars and will keep requesting Duane in the future.

Chris

14 years of experience
418 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
On time, courteous and got the job done quick. Highly recommended.

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Steven had a follow-up appointment to replace the starter issue in my car. Car has been working great since. Steven got it done within the estimated time (about an hour) and for the estimated cost. No complaints!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Downey?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Ferrari 599 GTB $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2005 Volvo XC90 $514 $329.69 $183.97 10% $576.94
2007 GMC Savana 1500 $356 $275.98 $79.99 7% $383.48
2004 Cadillac CTS $436 $291.77 $143.98 10% $485.27
2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2010 Audi S4 $713 $528.57 $183.97 8% $775.82

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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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