Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Lincoln Park.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

Rating Summary
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Rodric

12 years of experience
334 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
It was great
Great service

Guebre

13 years of experience
35 reviews
Guebre
13 years of experience
Firm but very polite and punctual! Instead of trying to upsell me a new battery he recommended I get it recharged at AutoZone.

Robert

18 years of experience
623 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Super fast and knowledgeable as always. He always fix our Mercedes and Jeep. Thanks Robert!!

James

28 years of experience
555 reviews
James
28 years of experience
James did a great job on my car. He was very professional and friendly. Would definitely book him for future vehicle maintenance.

Sayeed

15 years of experience
71 reviews
Sayeed
15 years of experience
It was my first time using Moble Mechanic ...and I have to day Ian glad i did ... my husband was the one who met him while i was at work and he said Sayeed was awesome!! Very knowledgable and def knows he's stuff ( cars) .. he will def be back for more repairs... and def will be recommended to my friends and family ...

Eric

10 years of experience
230 reviews
Eric
10 years of experience
Eric came early and got to work right away!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Very professional, and on time, would recommend him any day of the week

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
I was in the middle of replacing the starter to my 97 VW Jetta all on my own, and the end was in sight. I had successfully taken the starter out, so I just needed to reverse my steps and install the new one. Little did I know, that the hole for the top 8" bolt was slightly misaligned (no wonder it took a bit of tugging and pulling to take out) and getting it back in was near impossible. Since it was so long, it went through the starter, transmission chassis, and then into a motor mount chassis. I tried to raise the motor via various jack points along the engine/transmission, but nothing would allow me to get the bolt back in. I was pretty frustrated and at my wits end. Enter Grzegorz. Grzegorz arrived on the scene and instantly started loosening all the motor mount bolts that held the entire motor/transmission in place. He was even able to loosen one of the motor mounts that I was unable to, as well as quickly locate 2 other motor mounts to loosen as well. Once that was done, I helped him slowly jack up the transmission as he was looking down the bolt shaft w/ his mirror. After he told me to stop, he was able to insert the bolt problem free. Everything after that was downhill and a piece of cake. I was extremely impressed with Grzegorz's knowledge of cars, specifically what motor mount bolts needed to be loosened, as well as his wide array of tools that he had at his disposal. He had a special ratchet or wrench for every occasion, and knew how to use them as well. His services are perfect if you're a big DIY guy like I am, and end up finding yourself in a tight spot. Sometimes walk-throughs and online car forums can only get you so far. To get you the rest of the way, you need a mechanic like Grzegorz from YourMechanic.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
experience was great job was done in a timely manner very satisfied

Richard

9 years of experience
446 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Let me know everything he was doing. Great communication and very professional


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Lincoln Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Pontiac Pursuit $285 $205.15 $79.99 8% $312.65
2004 Chevrolet Epica $337 $256.94 $79.99 7% $364.44
2013 Subaru Legacy $292 $212.33 $79.99 8% $319.83
2015 Mini Cooper Paceman $593 $480.81 $111.98 6% $631.31
2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 $675 $467.40 $207.97 9% $746.90
2015 Porsche Cayenne $2025 $961.14 $1063.86 15% $2390.89

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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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Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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