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Howard

28 years of experience
92 reviews
Howard
28 years of experience
Howard fixed the starter on my 2001 Xterra yesterday. OMG he was Personable, Early(!), Efficient and Knowledgeable. My car is 'seasoned' and I have no intention to let her go anytime soon ....that means I will definitely seek Howard out again.
Nice person. Very knowledgable

Robert

18 years of experience
636 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert was on time, very knowledgeable and great to work with. I would highly recommend.
Job well done. Robert is experienced and thorough.

David

8 years of experience
190 reviews
David
8 years of experience
Good very polite knows what he doing

Kyle

10 years of experience
137 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
Second time in 10 days that Kyle has come to service my vehicles. Excellent mechanic. Did the jon both times with excellent result.

Kevin

15 years of experience
88 reviews
Kevin
15 years of experience
Kevin ice a credit to your organization I would certainly like to use his service again

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Kiri was very courteous and professional...within an hour, he had back up and running!

Phillip

17 years of experience
216 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
I very much appreciated Phillip's work and attitude. My only unhappiness with Phillip was that the quote for the work was greater then the one given. I understand the reason for this and probably would not have minded about the increase had I been advised that was going to happen. For his work and attitude i was very happy.

Brian

8 years of experience
22 reviews
Brian
8 years of experience
Very good, professional service. Highly recommended

Genaro

11 years of experience
277 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
Really helpful and convenient. Came on time and finished in a timely manner. Also inspected car for other issues after taking care of initial problem.

Michael

14 years of experience
509 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
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How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Hainesport?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Honda Odyssey $406 $326.23 $79.99 6% $433.73
2012 Toyota Tundra $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2006 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2009 Audi A3 $320 $224.30 $95.98 9% $353.30
2010 Mercedes-Benz C350 $407 $278.77 $127.98 9% $450.77
2011 Maserati Quattroporte $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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