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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,365

Rating Summary
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Richard

20 years of experience
237 reviews
Richard
20 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable.
he was good.

Cesar

8 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
8 years of experience
He was great

Ira

35 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
35 years of experience
Ira knew what he was doing and did a very professional job. I will defiantly have him to service my car again. We could not have been happier.

Jon

14 years of experience
21 reviews
Jon
14 years of experience
Got to my place early. Finished the job super fast. Very friendly. Definitely would book again! Thank you!

Andrew

10 years of experience
605 reviews
Andrew
10 years of experience
Andrew did a great job replacing my starter. He communicated with me throughout the process, arrived on time, and was very professional. The repair went smoothly and my car is running great. I will definitely use Andrew and Your Mechanic for future services.

Isai

26 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
26 years of experience
The best treatment and experience an old retirement man could expect

Fred

16 years of experience
381 reviews
Fred
16 years of experience
Fabulous

David

41 years of experience
220 reviews
David
41 years of experience
This was a wonderully convenient and affordable option to get my car fixed. I will definitely use yourmechanic.com again!

Chris

10 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
10 years of experience
Chris was actually early for my 7am appointment. But because he received the wrong part (part did not match the part number on the box) he had to make a run to O'Reilly's before he could finish my job. This was still THE BEST experience I've had since moving to Arizona. Thanks!

Walter

45 years of experience
118 reviews
Walter
45 years of experience
Even though he was late getting to me that's fine because he cares about the people he is helping. At first I thought he's late and will he come out I was just about to call the company but he called and said he is a little behind with the customer and is finishing up. To me I was very happy that he called and let me tell you my truck put up a fight with him but finally Walter won the battle and my truck is back up and running again. He stayed to make sure everything is good with the truck and that I was happy. Thank you again Walter for your service.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Folsom?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Toyota Highlander $475 $370.99 $103.98 7% $510.74
2011 Ford Escape $297 $217.09 $79.99 8% $324.59
2014 Chevrolet Impala $482 $346.13 $135.98 8% $528.88
2014 Mini Cooper $629 $516.67 $111.98 5% $667.17
2007 Acura MDX $344 $256.36 $87.98 8% $374.61
2011 Porsche Boxster $1033 $808.92 $223.97 6% $1109.92

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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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