Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Furlong.

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Number of Reviews

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Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
This was a warranty work approved by YourMechanic.com and performed by Robert. He was punctual and quickly spotted the problem then rectified it with YourMechanic as a valid warranty item and replaced the starter. He is everything anyone would want in a mechanic. Thanks, Robert.
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Brad

26 years of experience
14 reviews
Brad
26 years of experience
brad was very knowledgeable and helpful, he did a great job on something that was not very easy to do or a straightforward.

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Hard worker very friendly!! Went the extra mile.

Joel

19 years of experience
737 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel did a very professional job. On time and very good quality.

Joseph

25 years of experience
480 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Nice person and very clean Job

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Mr. Greene, is truly the professional mechanics, mechanic. I would advise all my friends, family to contact him for any auto service.

Dave

21 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
21 years of experience
Dave arrived on time despite rainy weather. He finished the job in the time he said he'd be done. I was very satisfied with his work and is very knowledgable about his job. If I ever have problems with my vehicle I would definitely call on Dave.

David

23 years of experience
172 reviews
David
23 years of experience
David did a great job

Allen

34 years of experience
433 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Knowledgeable, friendly and got the job done right and quickly with no hassle.

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience
Very satisfied with my experience. Mr. James was GREAT! Thank You


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Furlong?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Dodge Avenger $479 $295.23 $183.97 11% $542.48
2008 Honda Civic $324 $244.11 $79.99 7% $351.61
2014 Chevrolet Express 3500 $296 $216.20 $79.99 8% $323.70
2011 Infiniti FX50 $543 $431.23 $111.98 6% $581.73
2013 Mini Cooper Paceman $593 $480.81 $111.98 6% $631.31
2014 Jaguar XF $1197 $1053.01 $143.98 3% $1246.51

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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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