Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Gurnee.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,125

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Joe

14 years of experience
366 reviews
Joe
14 years of experience
Great service! Very helpful and knowledgeable!

Nathan

28 years of experience
260 reviews
Nathan
28 years of experience
I was very pleased with the work ethics and knowledge and courteous manner that Nathan displayed as he worked on the Camry. I would have him come again if needed. Very detailed.

John

35 years of experience
316 reviews
John
35 years of experience
Very personable and skilled mechanic. On time and fast.

Joseph

17 years of experience
115 reviews
Joseph
17 years of experience
Joseph was courteous, very professional and answered any/all questions I had.

Pardeep

20 years of experience
620 reviews
Pardeep
20 years of experience
Quick and painless

Victor

34 years of experience
116 reviews
Victor
34 years of experience
Victor was there on time and got the job done with no problems. Can't ask for much more than that!

John

2 years of experience
4 reviews
John
2 years of experience
John was nice and very professional. He checked my car very carefully. 10/10 recommend.

Michael

15 years of experience
518 reviews
Michael
15 years of experience
Michael does an excellent job.

Steven

13 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
13 years of experience
It was NOT a good experience.

Sergio

9 years of experience
203 reviews
Sergio
9 years of experience
Sergio called & asked if he could come earlier than his appointment, which was a good thing since he wasn’t scheduled until mid afternoon. I live inPflugerville and my son attends college in San Antonio, after speaking with Sergio, I felt confident that he would do a good job. He repaired the car in a short time and the price was exactly what was quoted. My son said he was a great mechanic.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Gurnee?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2016 Dodge Charger $296 $192.18 $103.98 10% $331.93
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 $250 $170.48 $79.99 9% $277.98
2010 Toyota Venza $262 $181.89 $79.99 9% $289.39
2007 Mercedes-Benz ML320 $431 $303.34 $127.98 9% $475.34
2008 Audi A6 Quattro $778 $594.04 $183.97 7% $841.29
2005 Chevrolet Corvette $553 $328.59 $223.97 12% $629.59

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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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