Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Mahwah.

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Number of Reviews

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Scott

33 years of experience
354 reviews
Scott
33 years of experience
Excellent, just like last time.

Honorio

18 years of experience
772 reviews
Honorio
18 years of experience
Honorio is amazing. Deeply knowledgable and reliable!

Abdul

10 years of experience
414 reviews
Abdul
10 years of experience
Great guy, and good communication

Bryant

11 years of experience
314 reviews
Bryant
11 years of experience
Bryant is very knoweledgeable and took great care of my Vehicle...If I have anymore problems and I use this service I hope Bryant will be my mechanic

Dwaine

44 years of experience
39 reviews
Dwaine
44 years of experience
I was very satisfied with the services I received

Jay

36 years of experience
711 reviews
Jay
36 years of experience
Jay put a starter in my car. he was very professional and explain everything. thank you

Eugenio

25 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
25 years of experience
Eugenio was really knowledgable about my car and gave me great recommendations for getting additional stuff fixed.

Nathan

16 years of experience
198 reviews
Nathan
16 years of experience
arrived on time and got the job done within the estimated time. Very satisfied.

Stefan

16 years of experience
367 reviews
Stefan
16 years of experience

Gregory

16 years of experience
37 reviews
Gregory
16 years of experience
Professional and detail-oriented!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Mahwah?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Chrysler 300 $214 $134.38 $79.99 11% $241.88
2007 Dodge Durango $268 $156.22 $111.98 12% $306.72
2016 Hyundai Elantra $349 $269.37 $79.99 7% $376.87
2016 Audi A6 Quattro $941 $756.61 $183.97 6% $1003.86
2012 BMW 535i $591 $383.29 $207.97 10% $662.79
2008 Porsche Cayenne $1722 $1202.04 $519.93 9% $1900.79

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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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