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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

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Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas is amazing. He goes above and beyond and is very professional. Really got lucky finding a good mechanic .
Lucas was everything and more, I cannot recommend him more highly. He quickly diagnosed the problem and swapped in a new starter.

Jose

14 years of experience
291 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Very satisfied with Jose's service. He is very friendly, punctual. I will use his services again if required and will recommend him to my friends!
he was extremely polite and professional made me feel like i made the right choice

TJ

24 years of experience
338 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
TJ was awesome! Very friendly and conscientious. He diagnosed the problem and got the car on the road again. Would definitely recommend him to others!

Fadi

18 years of experience
85 reviews
Fadi
18 years of experience
Great guy! Would recommend to others definitely.

Nathan

27 years of experience
260 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
Nathan is very personable and was very knowledgeable about our isuzu.

Ben

39 years of experience
1101 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Great! Ben is very knowledgeable and fast. He was also early!

Genaro

11 years of experience
262 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
He was prompt, tidy and polite. He informed me of when he would be arriving, and explained what needed to be done.

Jeremy

18 years of experience
279 reviews
Jeremy
18 years of experience
This service is awesome! Jeremy is top notch! I have already started telling everyone! Thank you!

Trevor

20 years of experience
162 reviews
Trevor
20 years of experience
Excellent on time great work. Extremely satisfied

Ricardo

12 years of experience
337 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
Very fast! Very professional!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Estero?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Honda Pilot $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty $377 $296.89 $79.99 6% $404.39
2004 Toyota Echo $236 $156.22 $79.99 10% $263.72
2012 BMW X5 $552 $392.26 $159.98 9% $607.26
2009 Cadillac STS $541 $325.41 $215.97 12% $615.66
2011 Audi S6 $1396 $419.95 $975.87 19% $1731.45

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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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