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4.8/5

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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.
Tien knew the exact problem after a few minutes of diagnosis. One of the best mechanics that I'd have no hesitation to refer to friends.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
It was a pleasure having Josh come service my Honda Accord. He was professional, courteous and even called to let me know he could make it early. He explained what he was doing at every step and finished the job earlier than scheduled. He is definitely a great mechanic and I have a really great experience. I would recommend Josh to anyone looking for the best!

Trevor

21 years of experience
11 reviews
Trevor
21 years of experience
Excellent! I would definitely recommend Trevor. He was also able to help identify different other problem I might have with a leaky engine. I did a bit of research since the Jetta community is quite vocal. So having the opportunity to actually talk to the mechanic was a plus I felt like I had a voice of how my car was fixed. No BS.

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Excellent

Wayne

29 years of experience
102 reviews
Wayne
29 years of experience
Wayne was on time and prepared to work. He demonstrated professionalism and knowledge. I am happy with my repair and will definitely request again should I need work in the future.

Rodrick

21 years of experience
26 reviews
Rodrick
21 years of experience
Rodrick was the most professional, down to earth mechanic I have ever met. He went above and beyond what any normal mechanic would to get my truck running again, and took so much stress off of a hectic week ahead of me! I would DEFINITELY refer him to anyone in need of auto service, and will make it a point to request him if/when I have another issue with my truck! Thank you so much again Rod!

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Patrick was great he fixed my starter in a hour and he was very helpful. I will be calling again

Abdoulie

2 years of experience
29 reviews
Abdoulie
2 years of experience
Abdoulie was very friendly and professional did a great job had a new starter for my car and u actually see him put it on it's something about seeing the mechanic actually put the part on your car helps me build that relationship with mechanic and consumers great job abdoulie!!!!! See u in a few weeks for more work

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Really pleased with the level of service

Mahdi

8 years of experience
94 reviews
Mahdi
8 years of experience
Showed up on time. Very good communication. Very good work. Car is running great. Thank you. Note: replaced starter on 2009 Honda Accord 4 cy.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Emeryville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Mitsubishi Galant $284 $180.17 $103.98 11% $319.92
2008 Chevrolet Express 1500 $309 $229.38 $79.99 8% $336.88
2015 Chevrolet Camaro $431 $351.23 $79.99 5% $458.73
2011 Audi A3 $382 $285.58 $95.98 7% $414.58
2013 BMW 740Li xDrive $771 $563.26 $207.97 8% $842.76
2011 Porsche Boxster $1024 $800.34 $223.97 6% $1101.34

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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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