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Pardeep

21 years of experience
1022 reviews
Pardeep
21 years of experience
Will defiantly use him again.
Pardeep was professional, and extremely efficient with his time.

Alex

20 years of experience
120 reviews
Alex
20 years of experience
Extremely professional and well versed in auto mechanics. Explained things simply and was able answer my questions clearly

Nathan

17 years of experience
272 reviews
Nathan
17 years of experience
My first experience with this mobile service has been a good one. Nathan was on time, capable, and answered any questions I may have had. I certainly recommend Nathan and will not hesitate to schedule him for any further car issues I may have.

Alfred

13 years of experience
479 reviews
Alfred
13 years of experience
Alfred was incredibly timely, professional, and friendly and was able to get my car back in working order in no time.

Cognac

20 years of experience
73 reviews
Cognac
20 years of experience
outstanding job. slow and methodical. keeps you informed of everything that he is doing. well prepared for the job.

Grzegorz

41 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
41 years of experience
Precise, knowledgeable, quickl at job.

Albin

6 years of experience
17 reviews
Albin
6 years of experience
Experience was good,first time using your service

Robert

42 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
42 years of experience
well done. efficient. professional. convenient.

Roberto

12 years of experience
279 reviews
Roberto
12 years of experience
Excellent job. Quick and efficient and personable.

Jose

17 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
17 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Glen Ellyn?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Chevrolet Uplander $342 $261.72 $79.99 7% $369.22
2009 Volkswagen Beetle $340 $235.60 $103.98 9% $375.35
2010 Ford Ranger $430 $350.38 $79.99 6% $457.88
2014 Acura TL $355 $275.41 $79.99 7% $382.91
2013 BMW Z4 $681 $440.71 $239.97 10% $763.21
2016 Audi S5 $546 $362.20 $183.97 10% $609.45

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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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