Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Fountain Valley.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,984

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Manuel

30 years of experience
272 reviews
Manuel
30 years of experience
Excellent experience all around. Manuel showed up early, performed all work in a timely manner, and answered all my questions to my satisfaction. I'll be calling him for all my future repair needs.

Dan

37 years of experience
730 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Dan Arrived on time and was friendly and professional. He put a new starter on my car in a timely manner and did a great job!

Christian

33 years of experience
31 reviews
Christian
33 years of experience
Christian sent a text to let me know he was on his way.He arrived on time and started work immediately.The task was done quickly and efficiently.I am extremely satisfied with the work and give Christian my highest recommendation.I would definitely call on him again.Thank you.

Adam

15 years of experience
124 reviews
Adam
15 years of experience
Adam was my mechanic. I needed a starter and not only did he get there 1 hour ahead of time, because his earlier appointment finished early, He did an amazing job!!! He was friendly, professional, and explained everything in detail.. When I book my next service I will defiantly use Adam!!.. This is a great company. and I will from now on used YourMechanic for ALL of my car service needs.. Thanks Guys YOU ROCK!!!

Michael

46 years of experience
124 reviews
Michael
46 years of experience
Tests to check condition of vehicle and confirm problem. Excellent!

Francisco

8 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
8 years of experience
Early arrival, service in under an hour, very knowledgable, and gave me tips on potential problem areas in my car.

Luis

17 years of experience
26 reviews
Luis
17 years of experience
On time, polite, professional, service done well, and fast

Miguel

33 years of experience
245 reviews
Miguel
33 years of experience
on time very nice did his work very well i am very impressed with him and this company,all of my future work is going to be done by miguel

Casey

22 years of experience
152 reviews
Casey
22 years of experience
Casey was amazing! He explained what the problem was and how he fixed it. When we ran into a small snag, He went above and beyond to fix the problem for me. I feel very confident driving my car knowing he has been inder the hood (I didn't even have that confidence when I bought it ). Funny, engaging and down to earth, Casey made what was turning out to be a horrible day at work, a happy ending after all. Thank you!

Quentin

20 years of experience
213 reviews
Quentin
20 years of experience
Very knowledgeable. Explained everything in detail


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Fountain Valley?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Hyundai Tucson $344 $263.64 $79.99 7% $371.14
2011 Volkswagen Touareg $507 $371.34 $135.98 8% $554.09
2006 Mercury Monterey $301 $221.32 $79.99 8% $328.82
2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 $539 $330.98 $207.97 11% $610.48
2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $617 $537.16 $79.99 4% $644.66
2004 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG $386 $289.61 $95.98 7% $418.61

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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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