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Torrieanto

10 years of experience
474 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Torrieanto was great! He was on time very knowledgeable and we will definitely be requesting him again!!!
Very thurough. Very proffessional. Thanks again man.!

Richard

18 years of experience
126 reviews
Richard
18 years of experience
I really like him. He did a very good getting my car that running that had been sitting for 8 months

James

29 years of experience
481 reviews
James
29 years of experience
James did a fine job,thanks James.

Aaron

27 years of experience
89 reviews
Aaron
27 years of experience
Aaron was fantastic! He arrived on time, worked quickly and efficiently, made sure all my questions were answered and my concerns were met. He got my car up and running so quickly, and it was done all on my schedule and in the comfort of my own home. I HIGHLY recommend Aaron!

Henry

32 years of experience
137 reviews
Henry
32 years of experience
Henry is a very courteous person. He is very knowledgeable and efficient. He takes care to make sure the work is done in a clean manner. I would use him again.

Aldo

10 years of experience
34 reviews
Aldo
10 years of experience
Aldo was great!! He was actually at my house at the precise time and was quic, efficient, and friendly. He also double checked to even ensure the service I needed was the correct issue before beginning the work!! Great job and I would highly recommend!!

Marcus

17 years of experience
25 reviews
Marcus
17 years of experience
Very good trained mechanic. Friendly processed everything. Strongly recommend.

Daniel

18 years of experience
52 reviews
Daniel
18 years of experience
Daniel is very nice and professional. He replaced my corolla's starter in less than one hour. I strongly recommend him.

Honorio

17 years of experience
757 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
The first day Honorios came 2hrs early, which was great for me. He took one look at my car and immediately knew what was wrong. Prices were fair and transparent. Only took 1.5 hrs to get my car running better than before. Glad to have my car back!

Kenneth

18 years of experience
495 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Kenneth was professional and very knowledgeable and I thank you for your expertise. Best Mechanic!!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Laguna Beach?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Volvo V70 $288 $192.18 $95.98 10% $321.18
2004 Chevrolet Optra $310 $230.37 $79.99 8% $337.87
2009 Saturn Aura $265 $161.43 $103.98 11% $301.18
2012 Mercedes-Benz S550 $1046 $965.77 $79.99 2% $1073.27
2008 Lexus ES350 $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2008 Jaguar XK $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.

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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