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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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Luis

11 years of experience
50 reviews
Luis
11 years of experience
Clean and professional.

Rocco

20 years of experience
302 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
Rocco was great! Very personable and knowledgeable! He definitely know's his stuff and has no problem giving you advice on your car's maintenance. WILL ALWAYS RECOMMEND!

Tien

21 years of experience
901 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Tien did an excellent job explaining what was causing the problems with my truck. He also informed me of the maintenance that would need to be done soon. Excellent job.

Michael

12 years of experience
54 reviews
Michael
12 years of experience
Good service

Duane

23 years of experience
376 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Duane was very helpful, courteous and the work was completed within the time indicated. Would recommend

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Ian arrived 10 minutes early, removed the bad starter from my 1998 Subaru and replaced it (in addition to doing the overall inspection of the car), all in less than 45 minutes. The Subaru fired right up. The quoted price was the price I was charged. Next time I need work on one of my cars, I will be calling Your Mechanic.

Chris

20 years of experience
1634 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris is a guy who knows what he is doing, and cares to do a quality job. Instead of just replacing the starter, he diagnosed the reason to make sure that it wasn't an electrical issue or an electronic key issue. Once he was sure that it was the starter, he replaced it. Thank you for a job very well done!

Lee

36 years of experience
88 reviews
Lee
36 years of experience
Convenient and reasonable cost.

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
very fast and super work.

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
A business like YourMechanic.com is only has good as the people they send out. Gary makes them look really good. Very professional and knowledgeable person. The bar has been set very high now. When I use YourMechanic again, and there will most definitely be a next time, if it is not Gary that shows up that person will have some very high standards to meet in order to live up to my expectations.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Duncanville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Ford Taurus $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2005 Honda Accord $249 $161.43 $87.98 10% $279.68
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan $322 $226.48 $95.98 9% $355.48
2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 $376 $295.61 $79.99 6% $403.11
2013 Audi A6 $732 $636.14 $95.98 4% $765.14
2010 Porsche Cayman $1570 $1306.03 $263.96 5% $1660.78

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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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