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Tien

21 years of experience
890 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience

Wilson

11 years of experience
279 reviews
Wilson
11 years of experience
Wilson is super nice knowledgeable!!!!
Very pleasant and great to deal with.

Rodney

34 years of experience
383 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Very good.

Trevor

20 years of experience
160 reviews
Trevor
20 years of experience
He was fast and efficient. Not much for words, but he wasn't hired for that.

Kenneth

9 years of experience
104 reviews
Kenneth
9 years of experience
Great job!

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience

AL

10 years of experience
176 reviews
AL
10 years of experience
Good guy & good mechanic.

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
128 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Honest, on time and good work

Patrick

13 years of experience
402 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Friendly and completed job and requested. Would use again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Hicksville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Hyundai Sonata $324 $227.74 $95.98 9% $356.74
2012 Kia Sportage $256 $175.84 $79.99 9% $283.34
2011 Hyundai Sonata $382 $286.48 $95.98 7% $415.48
2009 Audi A8 Quattro $831 $590.61 $239.97 9% $913.11
2008 Land Rover LR3 $321 $241.39 $79.99 7% $348.89
2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $408 $295.61 $111.98 8% $446.11

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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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