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4.9/5

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Lucas

19 years of experience
841 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas was on time, very nice and thorough, and made me feel very comfortable. He finished my car in less than an hour with perfect results. I’m already scheduling a time to have him come back for my other cars!
Excellent service as always

Peter

23 years of experience
230 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Great job, fast, precise and very professional.
Peter was great! He was polite and friendly and so knowledgeable and efficient!

Nazareth

25 years of experience
88 reviews
Nazareth
25 years of experience
He was nice and knowledgeable and let me know about what was going to happen and the job once he completed. Arrived early and finished quick very satisfied with the job
Arrived early! Extremely knowledgeable and gave clear recommendations. The repair was done quickly and efficiently too. A pleasure to have Nazareth work on my vehicle.

Phil

28 years of experience
48 reviews
Phil
28 years of experience
He was dedicated and task oriented until he finished the job.
I had my car serviced at a friend's house. That night when I started the car to go home, there was a strange cranking noise, like metal rubbing together The car doesn't always start up properly and Phil said I should have first requested an inspection, so I am going to have to request his services again.

Joe

41 years of experience
707 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe was arrived early, had the right parts with him, effective and efficient installation, completed job early and included a safety inspection. Great experience and highly recommend.
Great job

Juan

27 years of experience
70 reviews
Juan
27 years of experience
Juan was great! Quickly and effortlessly replaced the starter in our car under less than perfect environmental circumstances. Would definitely use again.

Augie

29 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
29 years of experience
Very professional,competent and goes above and beyond

Mauricio

38 years of experience
85 reviews
Mauricio
38 years of experience
Meticulous, thorough, communicative. Made sure I was up to speed on the progression of the repairs.

Trevor

20 years of experience
168 reviews
Trevor
20 years of experience
very professional. Diagnosed my problem quickly that a so called expert at a local shop could not. Highly recommended

Ian

8 years of experience
79 reviews
Ian
8 years of experience
Knowledgeable, professional, quick


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Glendale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $370 $274.48 $95.98 8% $403.48
2011 Kia Sorento $297 $216.92 $79.99 8% $324.42
2012 Volvo S80 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2009 Mercedes-Benz E300 $413 $332.70 $79.99 6% $440.20
2010 Audi A4 Quattro $631 $423.26 $207.97 10% $702.76
2010 BMW M3 $721 $320.88 $399.95 16% $858.38

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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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