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Number of Reviews

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Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Emmette did the starter and manifold gasket on my 2004 BMW. He did a great job in spite of the heat.
Very professional and is very knowledgeable of cars. I would have him work on any vehicle I own. Even though he worked on my car outside in the cold he did an amazing job.

Lucas

19 years of experience
841 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Extremely helpful and patient

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Great guy. Friendly, on time and work was completed on schedule. Highly recommended.

Ralph

36 years of experience
120 reviews
Ralph
36 years of experience
Ralph took the time to understand what I thought was wrong with the car and made the repair in less than an hour. It was a great experience!

Simon

25 years of experience
13 reviews
Simon
25 years of experience
Mechanic was professional and informative.

AUDIE

31 years of experience
186 reviews
AUDIE
31 years of experience
Good mechanic good man

Richard

9 years of experience
447 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Richard was very polite and knowlegable. Even though the van was not fixed he did his job and made sure i understood what ealse needed to be done to fix it.

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
I like that he actually listened when I told him what the issue was with my car, instead of patronizing me, as a lot of mechanics seem to do when talking to women about engines. Very professional, prompt & well qualified in his field.

Ruben

15 years of experience
80 reviews
Ruben
15 years of experience
Ruben was very professional and was patient answering all of my questions as I do not know much about auto repairs. He was running late because he was finishing up another repair job, and called me to let me know, which was much appreciated. He completed the repair in a timely fashion and made sure I was completely satisfied with everything before he left. This was a fairly significant repair and I had my doubts, but by utilizing Ruben's services I was able to save a few hundred dollars. Therefore, he comes very highly recommended and makes me feel that the large repair shops & dealerships are major ripoffs simply bc of their overhead expenses.

Aaron

19 years of experience
23 reviews
Aaron
19 years of experience
It was excellent and he worked in professionally and completed on time.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Greenville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Subaru Impreza $246 $158.08 $87.98 10% $276.33
2010 GMC Yukon $370 $274.48 $95.98 8% $403.48
2004 Chevrolet Venture $308 $228.46 $79.99 8% $335.96
2004 Mini Cooper $459 $274.72 $183.97 12% $521.97
2014 Lincoln MKS $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2005 Jaguar S-Type $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.

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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