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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,963

Rating Summary
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Allen

34 years of experience
441 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
First class mechanic. Allen thanks so much for your service and look forward to having you address all of our mechanical needs in the future.
He was always early so I could get on with my day. Very honest and knowledgeable. I plan to make him my regular mechanic.

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Job well done. Very patient and helpful.
Did the job quickly and was helpful.

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Very good.

Nazareth

25 years of experience
88 reviews
Nazareth
25 years of experience
Nazareth arrived on time and did the

Ivan

10 years of experience
8 reviews
Ivan
10 years of experience
Ivan is the man!! He managed to extract the starter out of my commercial F-150 since I couldn't do it after 2 days of frustratingly trying to do so!!

Mike

11 years of experience
23 reviews
Mike
11 years of experience
Mike did a great job. Was on time (actually early which worked out even better). He knew what was wrong and fixed my problem in a timely manner and at a fair price. I will definitely use his service again.

Rocco

20 years of experience
302 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
I am not one to write reviews, neither good nor bad, but I felt compelled after using YourMechanic. While I read the reviews and testimonials online, I was still skeptical about YourMechanic. Needing a quick fix, I decided to test the service and was matched with Rocco. Rocco exemplifies customer service to a tee. Not only did he quickly diagnose the problem and fix it, he also arrived early to our appointment and sent me a curiosity text informing me of his early arrival. I highly recommend Rocco and if I have any future problems, I will 100% ask for him again.

Jacob

10 years of experience
276 reviews
Jacob
10 years of experience
Jacob was friendly and professional. He answered all my questions thoroughly and also showed me where he noted items needing attention in the future. My van is running like a charm!

Doug

32 years of experience
139 reviews
Doug
32 years of experience
Very efficient and courteous. Will call again when needed

Dan

37 years of experience
730 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Excellence repeated.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Erie?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Honda Accord $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $370 $274.48 $95.98 8% $403.48
2008 Honda S2000 $349 $205.11 $143.98 12% $398.61
2007 BMW X5 $868 $516.42 $351.95 12% $989.42
2011 Lincoln MKX $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2012 BMW M5 $902 $701.86 $199.97 7% $970.61

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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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How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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