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Torrieanto

11 years of experience
498 reviews
Torrieanto
11 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and nice.

Victor

10 years of experience
211 reviews
Victor
10 years of experience
Victor was prompt and professional. Will definitely use him again.

Michael

24 years of experience
198 reviews
Michael
24 years of experience
Excellent

John

26 years of experience
457 reviews
John
26 years of experience
John is very knowledgeable and professional and does a very thorough job

Robert

22 years of experience
218 reviews
Robert
22 years of experience
Great mechanic, very professional. Did a wonderful job on my car

Brandon

19 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
19 years of experience
Showed up early, communicated with me thoroughly, and got the job done successfully!

Joe

14 years of experience
365 reviews
Joe
14 years of experience
Great service! Very helpful and knowledgeable!

Scott

35 years of experience
616 reviews
Scott
35 years of experience
Scott is great - very professional and did fantastic work on our car. We have used him twice now and highly recommend him!

Jose

9 years of experience
58 reviews
Jose
9 years of experience
Early, efficient, professional as always.

Matthew

32 years of experience
689 reviews
Matthew
32 years of experience
I was taken aback that there are still mechanics like Matt who exemplified great customer service and displays a passion for what he does. Matt was on time,very friendly, professional and informative. I will highly recommend Matt to my friends and colleagues, Thank you again Matt you made this unpleasant experience for me very pleasant.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Madison Heights?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Saturn Aura $552 $256.10 $295.96 15% $653.85
2015 Volkswagen Beetle $398 $302.38 $95.98 7% $431.38
2012 Mazda 3 Sport $276 $196.48 $79.99 9% $303.98
2009 Cadillac SRX $563 $362.55 $199.97 10% $631.30
2015 BMW Z4 $517 $381.24 $135.98 8% $563.99
2012 Lexus IS F $993 $232.86 $759.90 20% $1254.11

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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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