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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

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Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
Pretty good. Was frustrated with communication. Cease held to his word and that eased me.

Chris

14 years of experience
404 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris replaced the starter and power steering fluid in my car and I actually notice the difference when steering. He also did a great job fast. Moreover, he recommended tirerack which is great if you have to change your tires and is cheaper than going directly to a tire shop.

Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
Roccos arrived early with all the required testing equipment and tools. The job was completed in a timely and very professional manner. I am so delighted with his work. Thanks Roccos.

Brandon

18 years of experience
765 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon was quick and very professional. He arrived a little early and was dine very quickly. Excellent job

Timothy

46 years of experience
200 reviews
Timothy
46 years of experience
friendly and knowledgeable guy. Fixed the car and gave me maintenance tips. Thank you Tim.

Alireza

23 years of experience
16 reviews
Alireza
23 years of experience
Alex was great. He not only arrived early but he finished my car sooner than initially expected.

Joe

41 years of experience
691 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Great job

Erick

8 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
8 years of experience
Erick re-arranged his schedule to fix my car on a Sunday. He did a great job fixing the car quickly. I'd recommend him to anyone who needs a mechanic.

Oscar

14 years of experience
74 reviews
Oscar
14 years of experience
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Kenneth

14 years of experience
112 reviews
Kenneth
14 years of experience
Did an excellent job was friendly and was very prompt


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Edmonds?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Volvo V70 $301 $204.58 $95.98 9% $333.58
2004 Hyundai Sonata $344 $263.64 $79.99 7% $371.14
2009 Scion xB $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $671 $550.65 $119.98 5% $711.90
2014 Audi TT Quattro $387 $291.23 $95.98 7% $420.23
2012 Chevrolet Corvette $282 $185.98 $95.98 10% $314.98

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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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