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Number of Reviews

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Torrieanto

10 years of experience
489 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Tre.. is a true technian . Very knowledgeable and professional. I'd recommend him anytime.
My second repair with Torrieanto and couldn’t have been better. He’s fast, very competent, and saved me money. The best!

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
I like Harish. He is very nice and helpful not to mention he works quickly. I would recommend him any day.
Harish Patel was polite, professional, on time and worked fast! Would have him return on any further job. Very good service and program! Donna S.

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience
He is very nice and very good mechanic. He completed the job in time. There was a part which broke so he went to the market and bought it and replaced it(No extra cost). Very Pleased with his work
Nice way to fix issues with car, no need to go to auto shop, competitive prices, fix at your own schedule

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Great mechanic, knowledgeable and efficient. Will definitely​ work with him again.
My experience was great, Brandon was very professional and punctual. He finished the work in a timely manner. Thank you Brandon and thank you My Mechanic

TJ

24 years of experience
345 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
Very friendly and patient.

Chris

24 years of experience
126 reviews
Chris
24 years of experience
he is nice guy and fixed starter up for short time wow he experts. but he need to communicate with deaf for specific starter issue. anyway I like him.

Donald

38 years of experience
124 reviews
Donald
38 years of experience
Donald was helpful, he replaced the starter and the car was able to start. He also recommended other work that needs to be get done.

Art

23 years of experience
88 reviews
Art
23 years of experience
Art was awesome! Very friendly and professional. Got the job done quickly as well. He arrived late, but it was due to a previous appointment running over. However, he apologized profusely. I didn't have an issue with it because it was one of my days off and I had no plans.

William

31 years of experience
69 reviews
William
31 years of experience
William was patient and explained my problems.

Jay

35 years of experience
707 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay is a professional.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Long Beach?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mercury Mariner $323 $226.65 $95.98 9% $355.65
2015 Hyundai Veloster $293 $205.40 $87.98 9% $323.65
2006 GMC Savana 3500 $380 $299.68 $79.99 6% $407.18
2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 $545 $337.22 $207.97 11% $616.72
2014 BMW 228i $617 $408.88 $207.97 10% $688.38
2006 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG $577 $392.59 $183.97 9% $639.84

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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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