Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Elk Grove Village.

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$154.22 - $1,141.96

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Number of Reviews

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Scott

35 years of experience
716 reviews
Scott
35 years of experience
Scott was prompt, knowledgeable and very courteous. We can't thank him enough. We will be using Scott again in the very near future for ALL of our repair / maintenance needs.
Scott did an excellent job in replacing my car's starter motor.

Ryan

19 years of experience
7 reviews
Ryan
19 years of experience
Ryan was fantastic

Honorio

18 years of experience
828 reviews
Honorio
18 years of experience
Honorio De Jesus was great! He did a full inspection before replacing my starter to make sure it was in fact the issue. He completed the job in about an hour.

Chris

21 years of experience
1861 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Life Saver!

Brian

21 years of experience
132 reviews
Brian
21 years of experience
Great experience!

Shaun

8 years of experience
6 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Highly recommendable

Tony

14 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
14 years of experience
Great

Aaron

13 years of experience
13 reviews
Aaron
13 years of experience
Very professional... took care of daughters vehicle while keeping me informed by phone... much appreciated

TJ

25 years of experience
362 reviews
TJ
25 years of experience
TJ was great. Very knowledgeable about vehicles and loves what he does and is very personable as well. Was very thorough and not only explained what he was doing but showed me as well. Have to say I learned a few things today! Will definitely be booking him again as I have a minor item needing replaced. I will be telling everyone I know about yourmechanic.com. What a great service! Thanks!!!!

Milenko

16 years of experience
87 reviews
Milenko
16 years of experience
Mylenko certainly knew what he was doing. He was fast and got my truck running smooth.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Elk Grove Village?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Ford Crown Victoria $273 $193.36 $79.99 9% $300.86
2012 GMC Savana 2500 $308 $227.83 $79.99 8% $335.33
2009 Ford E-250 $273 $193.36 $79.99 9% $300.86
2011 Cadillac Escalade $395 $299.24 $95.98 7% $428.24
2015 BMW 535d $668 $459.97 $207.97 9% $739.47
2009 Jaguar XF $351 $247.06 $103.98 9% $386.81

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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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