Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Harrison.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Ralph

36 years of experience
115 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!

Jan

16 years of experience
16 reviews
Jan
16 years of experience
Jan was very professional and prompt. He replaced starter on my Honda CR-V in about an hour.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris arrived early, again today (good for me). He went right to work installing the remanufactured starter ($35+tax, PepBoys, Limited Lifetime Warranty) I had bought yesterday, after his accurate 5 minute diagnostic ($80, and well worth it). He did not pressure me to buy now on the $439 starter his service had sourced. This added great trust in his integrity and focus on the customer's (my) problem, instead of his own income. Chris had the starter installed and tested in 20 minutes for $65 additional. He even took the time to listen to the engine and make recommendations on a transient noise he heard in the engine.

Carzell

16 years of experience
42 reviews
Carzell
16 years of experience
Great guy and a great mechanic! Thank you!

Lee

17 years of experience
90 reviews
Lee
17 years of experience
Lee arrived on time and got the job done for the quoted amount. It was a flawless experience and saved us the trouble of towing my car.

David

26 years of experience
142 reviews
David
26 years of experience
Excellent work done at an upfront price. The service also saved a lot of my time and effort by repairing the car at my location.

Herman

11 years of experience
86 reviews
Herman
11 years of experience
IHerman was quick and efficient and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him

Attila

17 years of experience
419 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Attila did a quick and efficient job and taught me a couple of things about my car I didn't know.

Albert

11 years of experience
27 reviews
Albert
11 years of experience
I love the service and concept.

William

10 years of experience
27 reviews
William
10 years of experience
Great and prompt service.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Harrison?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Ram 2500 $274 $170.48 $103.98 11% $310.23
2005 Hyundai Accent $298 $217.65 $79.99 8% $325.15
2010 Hyundai Genesis $509 $381.18 $127.98 7% $553.18
2015 Mercedes-Benz E400 $1365 $1092.94 $271.96 6% $1458.44
2008 BMW X6 $628 $444.30 $183.97 9% $691.55
2007 Jaguar XJR $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.

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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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