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Number of Reviews

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Steven

8 years of experience
52 reviews
Steven
8 years of experience
Excellent job and finished early very pleased

Jason

30 years of experience
133 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Jason was a great guy and completed work quickly.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
845 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Very punctual and knowledgeable mevhanic.

Nathaniel

6 years of experience
26 reviews
Nathaniel
6 years of experience
Great

Sergio

8 years of experience
203 reviews
Sergio
8 years of experience
I was very pleased with Sergio's promptness. He arrived 30 minutes before the scheduled time. He was very knowledgeable and informative in explaining what was wrong with my vehicle and he made suggestions on what was needed for it to continue to run smoothly.

Clifton

28 years of experience
198 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
Excellent work, excellent service, can't recommend enough

Chet

39 years of experience
440 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Chet was very professional and went to work quickly. He did a great job on my car.

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Great job done! Emmette was early, figured out my problem and go it all done within the designated hour. I definitely recommend him and his expertise.

Jacob

13 years of experience
74 reviews
Jacob
13 years of experience
Did a great job

Danny

9 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
9 years of experience
Danny was nice. He showed up and went straight to work. He completed the job pretty quick, even though it was raining. He also told me about other issues be found and ways to have it fixed. I found his in sight to be pretty helpful. I Sitka recommend him, and will be requesting him once again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in La Puente?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Nissan Juke $451 $275.11 $175.97 11% $511.61
2011 Smart Fortwo $563 $474.72 $87.98 5% $592.97
2005 Subaru Baja $206 $125.93 $79.99 11% $233.43
2013 Acura TSX $381 $301.05 $79.99 6% $408.55
2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 $294 $214.14 $79.99 8% $321.64
2015 Audi S6 $739 $554.54 $183.97 7% $801.79

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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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