Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Linthicum Heights.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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Number of Reviews

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Ostus

6 years of experience
51 reviews
Ostus
6 years of experience
Very cool guy. Work was done in a timely manner.

Michael

25 years of experience
224 reviews
Michael
25 years of experience
He came and conquered. He put the starter in and starts as good as new. Thanks Mike!!!!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Pedro

12 years of experience
39 reviews
Pedro
12 years of experience
Prompt, honest.

Nazareth

25 years of experience
83 reviews
Nazareth
25 years of experience
Arrived early! Extremely knowledgeable and gave clear recommendations. The repair was done quickly and efficiently too. A pleasure to have Nazareth work on my vehicle.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Great work every time

Shay

26 years of experience
137 reviews
Shay
26 years of experience
Thanks for the great work Shay.

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose was very professional and got the job done fast. He let me know the steps he was taking and the parts that I had wrong waited for me to go get the right part and fixed my truck. his service is very outstanding and well appreciated. Thanks jose I will be using his services again in the near future as well as tell others.

Ricardo

12 years of experience
337 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
20 min late, was raining got job done quickly & was cordial

Tim

18 years of experience
17 reviews
Tim
18 years of experience
Tim was professional, adept, punctual, friendly, thorough, knowledgeable, and got the job done right!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Linthicum Heights?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2008 Saab 9-7x $372 $292.48 $79.99 6% $399.98
2005 GMC Savana 1500 $356 $275.98 $79.99 7% $383.48
2005 BMW 525i $677 $468.93 $207.97 9% $748.43
2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 $1048 $968.41 $79.99 2% $1075.91
2005 Jaguar S-Type $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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