Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Fremont.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

18

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Shaun

14 years of experience
238 reviews
Shaun
14 years of experience
Thank you! For helping me get my car back on the road and good luck with your baby.
Shayan was able to come earlier and did a great job.

Robert

29 years of experience
570 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
1 word: Awesome....
Robert came, he saw and he conquered. He arrived before time (while totally accommodating my schedule) and quickly ascertained the issue at hand. He was extremely friendly and I could he was amazingly professional as well. He had a superbly well stocked mobile shop with a motor running at the back of his vehicle which totally fixed my concerns that this was not going to patch job. Robert is going to be my go to mechanic from now on....and yourmechanic.com, you guys rock!

Trung

10 years of experience
406 reviews
Trung
10 years of experience
Fast and professional. Great asset to Yourmechanic!
Experience was good. And was dedicated to fixing the issues I had.

Christian

20 years of experience
68 reviews
Christian
20 years of experience
Christian was punctual and very quick in diagnosing the issue. He is a very friendly person always with a smile who also talked me through what he was doing as he was doing the work. I will definitely be looking for him on yourmechanic.com in particular the next time i need some help with my car.

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
This mechanic is awesome. He comes in on time even calling me the day of the appointment to confirm his arrival time. He did a very good job in fixing the problem of my car not starting up and went to the extent of explaining to me what causes the issue and why. a A replacement comes also in handy and work within the committed work frame. Very friendly and accommodating to questions while working in my car. Very often you see a mechanic that you feel comfortable taking care of your car. Highly recommended.

Robert

34 years of experience
50 reviews
Robert
34 years of experience
Thanks a million he's best mechanic I ever ran into.

Tien

21 years of experience
901 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Very professional and friendly. Definitely will recommend to my friends. Car runs great !

Ejnar

27 years of experience
107 reviews
Ejnar
27 years of experience
EJ Showed up about an hour earlier than expected! Which was awesome as it a loud me to get back to work earlier! I had started the process of replacing my starter in my BMW 528. Got stuck and made an appointment through your mechanic! it was awesome we finished the job together in about 1.5hrs!!! Highly recommend EJ!

Dave

21 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
21 years of experience

Dwight

17 years of experience
24 reviews
Dwight
17 years of experience
Dwight was very professional and completed the job in a timely manner. I'm very happy to get my car back to driving condition. Thank you, Dwight!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Fremont?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Kia Sorento $308 $227.74 $79.99 8% $335.24
2009 Hummer H2 $304 $216.20 $87.98 9% $334.45
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac $368 $287.98 $79.99 6% $395.48
2007 Acura MDX $332 $244.48 $87.98 8% $362.73
2011 BMW 335d $568 $392.26 $175.97 9% $628.76
2005 Jaguar XJR $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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