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Number of Reviews

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Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
It was a pleasure having Josh come service my Honda Accord. He was professional, courteous and even called to let me know he could make it early. He explained what he was doing at every step and finished the job earlier than scheduled. He is definitely a great mechanic and I have a really great experience. I would recommend Josh to anyone looking for the best!
Joshua was really friendly and very professional and made my bad situation so much better. Great mechanic!

Joe

13 years of experience
355 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
Really good guy, very knowledgeable and trustworthy..highly recommend
Joe was great...he was personable and efficient..fully explained what my next steps should be!

James

9 years of experience
42 reviews
James
9 years of experience
James was awesome, it did not take long and I was back on the road again. I would like to request James for future car maintenance. I was skeptical about using "yourmechanic.com, I am soooo glad I did. Extremely lower than the dealer.
Great job. Also he saved my life by pointing out a very large and active bee hive on my tree.

Steven

19 years of experience
200 reviews
Steven
19 years of experience
He did the job and let me know of other issues i highly recommend him because he came early was quick and effective.

Kenneth

9 years of experience
104 reviews
Kenneth
9 years of experience
Thanks very much!!!

Brett

23 years of experience
160 reviews
Brett
23 years of experience
Excellent service, communicated with me on arrival time and showed up on time. We went over the repair that was needed, he gave me an estimated time of completion and he was done within that time frame. If I need car service again I will have Brett back to take care of it.

Mike

11 years of experience
53 reviews
Mike
11 years of experience
I really appreciated Mike's commitment to fixing my car right. He's the kind of fellow that I enjoy dealing with.

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
699 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Great service! Good mechanic!

Rodney

34 years of experience
384 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Rodney was very professional, knowledgeable, and efficient !

Mohammed

9 years of experience
3 reviews
Mohammed
9 years of experience
Great guy nice job thank you


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Jamestown?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Fiat 500 $289 $176.68 $111.98 11% $327.18
2014 Chevrolet Cruze $319 $239.02 $79.99 7% $346.52
2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2015 Mercedes-Benz SL550 $1046 $965.77 $79.99 2% $1073.27
2006 Cadillac Escalade EXT $359 $279.43 $79.99 7% $386.93
2009 Jaguar XF $351 $247.48 $103.98 9% $387.23

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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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