Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Forest Park.

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Number of Reviews

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Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Did a fantastic job!

Anthony

9 years of experience
103 reviews
Anthony
9 years of experience
Anthony is the best my car starts up perfectly because of him. He knew exactly what was wrong with my car. The car wasn't turning over with only one click he told me that it was the starter then replace it. Now I can drive, I will be requesting him for any of my car troubles.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Expert! Repaired the vehicle and looked at the overall safety of braking, fluids, etc.

Allen

34 years of experience
433 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Allen is a fantastic mechanic by far one of the most honest I have ever met. Thanks Allen

Peter

23 years of experience
221 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Peter was professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and performed the work exactly as required.

Rod

15 years of experience
210 reviews
Rod
15 years of experience
Punctual,courteous,neat, explains everything and gives alternatives,and a most capable mechanic. Repairs were perfect and checked thoroughly before departure.He is now my go-to man for my Cobra SVT!

Dellano

16 years of experience
365 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Awesome job. Very nice guy. Very professional

Rodric

12 years of experience
326 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Great experience... Rodric was very punctual, did excellent work, fast ,clean & professional...I was very pleased!!!

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas, was very friendly and courteous. He acted in a Professional and competent manner. He showed up on time and finish job in a timely manner.

Honorio

17 years of experience
749 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Honorio is amazing. Deeply knowledgable and reliable!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Forest Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Toyota Prius $273 $192.93 $79.99 9% $300.43
2013 Chrysler 200 $256 $159.63 $95.98 11% $288.63
2007 Volkswagen Jetta $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2007 BMW 328i $676 $444.30 $231.97 10% $756.05
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 $460 $379.77 $79.99 5% $487.27
2004 Porsche Boxster $1448 $1303.65 $143.98 3% $1497.15

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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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