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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,984

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Juan

27 years of experience
70 reviews
Juan
27 years of experience
Juan was great! Quickly and effortlessly replaced the starter in our car under less than perfect environmental circumstances. Would definitely use again.

Chris

16 years of experience
342 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
He showed up on time and fixed the car in a professional manner, on a Houston day which was extraordinarily cold to be working outside. He made other suggestions but did not try to hard sell me on other maintenance work.

Kyle

10 years of experience
137 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
Kyle was professional, courteous, and knowledgeable about my Honda Accord. He immediately made me feel at ease and did not hesitate to answer any of my questions. He was efficient and timely in repairing my car. I highly recommend YourMechanic.com and Kyle for your auto service.

Jose

20 years of experience
7 reviews
Jose
20 years of experience
Great quick service. Very professional.

Ricardo

21 years of experience
199 reviews
Ricardo
21 years of experience
Punctual and professional service.

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
712 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Replaced my starter, explained everything he was doing, answered all of my questions, and was able to identify potential reasons for the starter's failure as well as how to fix it. The man is the definition of a professional and a diagnostic wiz. Would recommend him to anyone for anything.

Rodric

12 years of experience
338 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Rodric was awesome and he got the job done quickly & efficiently.

Andrew

9 years of experience
548 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Showed up on time. Politely introduced himself. Did the job. Checked fluid levels. Departed.

Chuck

8 years of experience
116 reviews
Chuck
8 years of experience
Great very professional

Terry

11 years of experience
45 reviews
Terry
11 years of experience
Man Terry was awesome! He diagnosed the problem with my truck and was able to fix it. He spent extra time making sure everything was right and was friendly the entire time. Any questions I had he was able to answer. He did all this while it was pouring down rain! Will use again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Landing?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mercury Mountaineer $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48
2004 Suzuki Verona $357 $276.73 $79.99 7% $384.23
2010 GMC Canyon $618 $394.33 $223.97 11% $695.33
2015 BMW X3 $836 $636.22 $199.97 7% $904.97
2015 Lexus GX460 $672 $312.23 $359.95 15% $795.98
2005 Jaguar XJ8 $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.

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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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