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

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$146.79 - $1,035.07

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Chris

Chris

15 years of experience
202 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
Great service and Chris knew exactly what the problem was and he got it resolved right away. He even recommended some issues that I’ve been needing to get looked at. Overall, I couldn’t ask for a better mechanic. Thanks Chris G!
Chris is a professional I’m happy about the job he did on my car and I will recommend him to my friends
Jeremiah

Jeremiah

19 years of experience
61 reviews
Jeremiah
19 years of experience
Jeremiah was my hero. Fast friendly and explained the diagnosis process so that I could understand it. This is my first time to use yourmechanic.com and I am thoroughly pleased with the service. I know who to contact for my future car repairs or maintenance.
Jeremiah was very helpful. He took his time and evaluated my car to make sure that we had the proper diagnoses for the problem withy car. He got the job done & my car is running great. If highly reccomend him to anyone. Thank you.
Christian

Christian

9 years of experience
40 reviews
Christian
9 years of experience
Christian was great. He showed up early, was able to get everything fixed and was flexible with me having to run errands while he worked.
Christopher

Christopher

13 years of experience
54 reviews
Christopher
13 years of experience
Service was outstanding not only did he fix my starter be he gave me other things that needed my attention.
Lucas

Lucas

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Lucas
18 years of experience
Lucas was nothing but professional. A true professional that displays clear expertise in his trade. He was courteous and ensured my repair needs (starter replacement) was met and took it a bit further to maintain communication should anything arise. I highly recommend Lucas and will continue seeking him for my mechanic needs. Thanks Lucas!
Matthew

Matthew

9 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
9 years of experience
Mathew was friendly and did a good job. I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again!
Chris

Chris

17 years of experience
309 reviews
Chris
17 years of experience
Friendly and messaged back quickly. Good experience.
Jeremiah

Jeremiah

10 years of experience
49 reviews
Jeremiah
10 years of experience
Great job, timely and courteous!
Miguel

Miguel

32 years of experience
191 reviews
Miguel
32 years of experience
Quick and easy. Miguel showed up an hour early and got to work immediately. He told everything that was wrong and provided insight on what I should do next.
Joseph

Joseph

30 years of experience
432 reviews
Joseph
30 years of experience
The first time he came out, he installed a starter on my car. A few days later it was acting up again and he came back out and replaced it again. The starter that was bought the first time turned out to be defective. He was very polite and to the point and he was able to work with me on the time to do it. He got the car fixed and running in about 30 minutes.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Franklin Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Chrysler Town & Country $285 $188.82 $95.98 10% $317.82
2009 Nissan Versa $303 $223.18 $79.99 8% $330.68
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $372 $275.98 $95.98 8% $404.98
2014 Mercedes-Benz G550 $294 $214.03 $79.99 8% $321.53
2014 BMW X5 $1059 $706.67 $351.95 10% $1179.67
2004 Jaguar X-Type $257 $177.28 $79.99 9% $284.78

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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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