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Number of Reviews

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Matthew

31 years of experience
640 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Professional tech, showed up on time and worked efficiently. Talked me through the repair ahead of time to address the issue and anything that he saw from the included 50 pt inspection.

Colin

25 years of experience
94 reviews
Colin
25 years of experience
I really appreciate Colin's tenacity. He worked on this car for 3 days; and finally diagnosed the problem as the starter. I think the job would have been completed sooner if he had the diagnostics sooner. Language could be cleaner???? __________ this and ______________that. Also, I believe he is to return Saturday at 1 p.m. When he does, ask him to bring a headlight(high beam)-which is also the parking light. We talked about his bringing a can of freon to load in the a/c.

AUDIE

31 years of experience
186 reviews
AUDIE
31 years of experience
Right on time, friendly and helpful. Done quickly, and also advised me of some other potential issues to keep an eye on.

David

14 years of experience
597 reviews
David
14 years of experience
David is very knowledgeable and experienced in his field. Thanks David

Tyrus

21 years of experience
65 reviews
Tyrus
21 years of experience
Tyra's was very professional and a great person. I am glad I chose your service, and was assigned Tyrus. I will definitely be a marketing spokesmen for "Your Mechanic". Thanks.

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Simply Awesome !!!

Richard

9 years of experience
447 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
He did a great job.

John

34 years of experience
315 reviews
John
34 years of experience
Great guy, very skilled and efficient. Will call next time I need anything!

Jeffrey

12 years of experience
42 reviews
Jeffrey
12 years of experience
Jeff was very pleasant and very nice. He was able to identify my issue and resolve it in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend Jeff for additional services for my car.

Erick

17 years of experience
25 reviews
Erick
17 years of experience
Eric was absolutely amazing!! Courteous, knowledgeable, and professional!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Eureka?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Chevrolet Tahoe $370 $274.48 $95.98 8% $403.48
2010 Subaru Forester $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2010 GMC Sierra 3500 HD $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2004 Lincoln LS $283 $203.03 $79.99 8% $310.53
2013 Lexus ES350 $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2015 Porsche 911 $1011 $850.84 $159.98 5% $1065.84

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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.

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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