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5/5

Number of Reviews

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Chris

21 years of experience
1713 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Arrived early. Did a great, quick job on replacing an engine part. Friendly and professional. Highly recommended.
Very helpful and fast

James

30 years of experience
501 reviews
James
30 years of experience
Jim is a great mechanic. Everything is so smooth and definitely would like to have him for my future repairs!
Come in early. Finish work within time estimate. Easy to work with. Wiould like to work with James again.

Francisco

9 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
9 years of experience
Identified faulty starter within minutes upon first visit. Starter replacement was acquired and replaced within 24 hours. Efficient, communicative and friendly!

Patrick

14 years of experience
406 reviews
Patrick
14 years of experience
Great young man did his Job fast and efficient thank you for getting it done as fast

Marcus

18 years of experience
25 reviews
Marcus
18 years of experience
Marcus came on time. He replaced my van's starter as I expected. Excellent!

Hani

19 years of experience
80 reviews
Hani
19 years of experience
Hani is a very knowledgeable mechanic, and didn’t excellent job fixing my car. He was very professional and showed up 15 minutes early, and finished within the quoted time.

TJ

25 years of experience
362 reviews
TJ
25 years of experience
TJ was awesome What an excellently experience He was one of the friendliest respectful person I’ve met in a long time Very professional and honest I will use him for all my vehicles

Jasmine

22 years of experience
102 reviews
Jasmine
22 years of experience
Quick, painless, professional

Jim

32 years of experience
74 reviews
Jim
32 years of experience
Prompt, courteous and professional!

Joseph

14 years of experience
47 reviews
Joseph
14 years of experience
Very good experience . Would use again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Irvine?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Ferrari Superamerica $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2014 Ram C/V $263 $182.88 $79.99 9% $290.38
2009 Chevrolet Avalanche $398 $302.38 $95.98 7% $431.38
2014 BMW 550i GT xDrive $945 $689.05 $255.96 8% $1033.05
2016 Audi allroad $671 $487.15 $183.97 8% $734.40
2016 Audi SQ5 $779 $594.94 $183.97 7% $842.19

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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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