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5/5

Number of Reviews

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Peter

26 years of experience
86 reviews
Peter
26 years of experience
Very friendly and showed up on time.
Very knowledgeable and helpful

Sam

16 years of experience
115 reviews
Sam
16 years of experience
I was very satisfied with the quality work and promptness.
Sam is a great mechanic and a really personable guy. Thanks Sam

Johnathon

8 years of experience
57 reviews
Johnathon
8 years of experience
Simple, very good

Brandon

17 years of experience
10 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Brandon was awesome he not only had great customer service skills he had technical skills he repaired my car with no problem been running like a champ

Adrian

30 years of experience
75 reviews
Adrian
30 years of experience
Chill guy ,came earlier to fix my car which was even better.would definitely have recommend him

Jose

9 years of experience
58 reviews
Jose
9 years of experience
Early, efficient, professional as always.

Robert

7 years of experience
6 reviews
Robert
7 years of experience
He was such a good mechanic. He was super nice and got straight to work. He's good mechanic.

Sergey

8 years of experience
28 reviews
Sergey
8 years of experience
He was prompt, profesional, expedient and trustworthy

Mark

40 years of experience
77 reviews
Mark
40 years of experience
Service was excellent. I hope Mark keeps going because I honestly do not want another mechanic working on my cars.

Vladimir

9 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
9 years of experience
Vladimir was on time and ready to go. There was one bolt that just couldn't be broken and Vladimir was able to get the starter off with no problem. Took Vladimir about 20 minutes to change the starter. Come to find out the starter was the original factory installed unit. Again my thanks!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Fresno?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2016 Buick Encore $288 $208.46 $79.99 8% $315.96
2008 Kia Rio $298 $217.65 $79.99 8% $325.15
2007 Mercedes-Benz E320 $373 $253.20 $119.98 9% $414.45
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 $1257 $1049.50 $207.97 5% $1329.00
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG $514 $433.60 $79.99 5% $541.10

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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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