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

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,175

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Rigoberto

10 years of experience
724 reviews
Rigoberto
10 years of experience
He was really cool and extremely helpful. I don't know much about cars but he explained everything that needed to be done to my car in a way that I can understand. He even got me quotes on other work that I need to have done.

Jerome

23 years of experience
415 reviews
Jerome
23 years of experience
Great service friendly guy

Horus

10 years of experience
118 reviews
Horus
10 years of experience
Horus was very thorough and super helpful and got my car running again despite running into multiple issues and he made sure to take care of each one. He’s great!

Brandon

19 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
19 years of experience
Brandon was quick and very professional. He arrived a little early and was dine very quickly. Excellent job

Kim

23 years of experience
93 reviews
Kim
23 years of experience
I would have awarded more than stars but there was a lot of confusion and miscommunication. Because I was misinformed about the mechanical failure Kim arrived with the wrong part and was unable to complete the repair.

Tim

20 years of experience
55 reviews
Tim
20 years of experience
I truly liked my experience with YourMechanic. The service was exceptional and the cost was reasonable; I appreciated that they made sure I understood exactly what I was paying for. Considering the alternative of having to pay for a tow truck to take transport the car to a garage, in addition to the repair costs, I can confidently say that I saved a good amount of money.

Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
From my experience with Maxwell was top notch. Maxwell was experienced on the situation and explained everything in detail and provided solid recommendations, so I did not have to second guess.

Matthew

10 years of experience
53 reviews
Matthew
10 years of experience
Knowledgeable fast and personable. Ill definately use Mathew again.

Stefan

16 years of experience
367 reviews
Stefan
16 years of experience
first time using yourmechanic.com and it is a great way to have a car repaired instead of towing it in to a repair shop. would definitely use again.

Joseph

19 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
19 years of experience
Great mechanic arrive promptly diagnose the issue very quiclkly... He replaced the faulty part fast and get my vehical back on the road!


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
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 $597 $357.09 $239.97 12% $679.59
2014 Hyundai Genesis $446 $318.30 $127.98 8% $490.30
2014 Volkswagen Touareg $473 $337.29 $135.98 8% $520.04
2016 Audi A8 Quattro $1171 $531.14 $639.92 15% $1391.14
2012 Audi A5 Quattro $538 $426.20 $111.98 6% $576.70
2011 Ford Mustang $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24

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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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